Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the second largest Pokémon launch of all time | UK Boxed Charts

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the newest online game to have large launch gross sales within the UK.

It was the most important boxed recreation launch of the yr, with opening week gross sales up 4% in comparison with FIFA 23 (the earlier largest).

In truth, by way of items, it is the second-largest Pokémon launch of all time on the 3DS, after Pokémon Solar and Moon. Solar and Moon got here at a time of nice curiosity within the sequence following the discharge of the smartphone recreation Pokémon Go (in 2016).

In response to GfK, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet really made more cash throughout their launch week than Solar and Moon. The common promoting worth was £35 for Solar and Moon in comparison with £48 for Scarlet and Violet.

Observe: This information is totally boxed retail gross sales information. Obtain figures should not out there for Nintendo video games.

The Violet model accounted for 52% of gross sales, Scarlet 42%, and the duo bundle with each video games the remaining 6%.

First-week gross sales of Scarlet and Violet are 25% greater than the earlier ‘next-gen’ Pokémon model Sword and Protect, which was launched on Swap in November 2019. Additionally 70% bigger than final yr’s Diamond and Pearl remakes and 56% bigger than January’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus

GfK says the launch of Pokémon has additionally boosted gross sales of Swap consoles. Swap {hardware} gross sales rose 62% on a weekly foundation, led by the OLED mannequin. It is the most important week of the yr to this point for Nintendo Swap console gross sales.

Pokémon hits headlines only a week after God of Conflict: Ragnarok’s large launch on PS4 and PS5. Sony’s recreation fell to 4th place this time after a 73% weekly gross sales drop.

Final week’s different new launch, Sonic Frontiers, fell from 4th to tenth attributable to a 64% drop in gross sales.

One other new launch was on the charts: The Darkish Photos Anthology: The Satan In Me debuted at quantity 16. The Bandai Namco horror recreation really bought barely higher than final yr’s Home of Ashes.

Elsewhere, gross sales of a lot of PlayStation video games have elevated attributable to pricing actions at main retailers. The Final of Us Half 2 is re-entering the charts at quantity 18 attributable to a deal that introduced the sport underneath £10. Spider-Man: Miles Morales returns at #26 (292% gross sales enhance), Gran Turismo 7 returns at #30 (up 228% gross sales), and The Final of Us Half 1 returns at #38 (gross sales up 454%).

Listed here are the GfK UK Boxed High Ten for the week ending November 20:

Final week This week Title
new entry one Pokemon Purple
new entry 2 Pokémon Crimson
2 3 FIFA 23
one 4 God of Conflict Ragnarok
2 5 Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 2
new entry 6 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Duo Pack
7 7 Horizon: Forbidden West
5 8 Mario Kart 8: Luxurious
6 9 Nintendo Swap Sports activities
4 10 Sonic Frontiers

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