The UK Gaming Charts are here and unsurprisingly the latest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has shot to number one and becomes the fastest selling Smash Bros. game in UK history.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the latest in the series and the first to land on Nintendo Switch, add to that the fact the game includes every character from Smash Bros. history means fans of the series are getting a treat. There are likely many new players diving into the game too seeing as the title was incredibly hyped before release.

As for actual figures, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 302 percent higher than Smash 4 for Wii U, sales are also 223 percent higher than Smash 4 for 3DS. Launch sales are also 62.5 percent higher than Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

This puts last weeks number one title holder, FIFA 19 down to third place as Red Dead Redemption 2 holds strong in second place for the second consecutive week.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Kirby

Other new releases this week included Just Cause 4 which debuts two places lower than the previous title, Just Cause 3, and overall sales were down 61.5 percent. It’s actually the slowest Just Cause release so far, but again it’s worth noting that Chart-Track currently only tracks physical sales, not digital.

The biggest trend this year seems to be the decline in physical sales for sequels which means either all of the sequels which launched this year are terrible, or digital sales are taking over physical.

PUBG also found its way back in the charts thanks to the PS4 release which bumped sales up 312 percent to twenty-second place.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Battlefield V
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Just Cause 4
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  9. Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu
  10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle

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