Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Unsurprisingly Debuts Atop UK Sales Chart, Becoming Fastest-Selling Switch Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Unsurprisingly Debuts Atop UK Sales Chart, Becoming Fastest-Selling Switch Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become the fastest-selling game in the history of the franchise, at least in the UK region.

One of 2018’s biggest releases was bound to be that of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Ultimate which makes it no shock that in its first week on the market, it has jumped to the top of the UK sales chart.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate didn’t just surpass games like FIFA 19, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on its way to securing the chart’s top spot, it also has now officially become the fastest-selling Switch game so far. While the Pokemon Let’s Go! games set this mark last month when they releasedSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate has already set the new benchmark for success. Additionally, GamesIndustry.biz reports that it had physical sales that 302% higher than the previous installment on Wii U, 232% higher than Smash on 3DS, and 62.5% higher than Super Smash Bros. Brawl meaning that Ultimate is now the fastest-selling game in its own franchise.

As for other entries on the list worth mentioning, Just Cause 4 was the week’s other major new release and it found itself debuting at sixth. Compared to that of Just Cause 3, GI.biz reports that sales are down by 61.5% by comparison. It’s the weakest debut in the history of the Just Cause franchise but it’s also worth noting that these are only physical numbers with digital copies sold not included.

And as always, the full top-40 list from last week is attached below.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
2 2 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
1 3 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
4 4 BATTLEFIELD V PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
9 5 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
6 JUST CAUSE 4 PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
3 7 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
6 8 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
7 9 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
10 10 FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLE PEGI 12+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 11 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
14 12 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
15 13 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
18 14 JUST DANCE 2019 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
13 15 WWE 2K19 PEGI 16+ 2K
8 16 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
5 17 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
23 18 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
11 19 FALLOUT 76 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 20 POKEMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 21 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
22 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
12 23 SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
20 24 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
35 25 LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
19 26 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 27 ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
25 28 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
33 29 HITMAN 2 PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
24 30 NBA 2K19 PEGI 3+ 2K
37 31 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
27 32 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 SEGA MEGA DRIVE CLASSICS PEGI 12+ SEGA
40 34 HELLO NEIGHBOR PEGI 7+ GEARBOX PUBLISHING
28 35 FARMING SIMULATOR 19 PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
36 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 37 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
39 38 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
39 SONIC MANIA PLUS PEGI 3+ SEGA
40 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO