The UK physical retail charts were topped by Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX last week. Boxed sales of the game were so high that they managed to push Call of Duty: Modern Warfare down into second place.
Nintendo do not currently share digital download data for their games. With that in mind, it’s possible that Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX sold even better that has been tracked in this week’s charts.
The game that topped the charts this week is a remake of the original games from the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. Those games first launched for the Game Boy Advance, with the Red Version, and the Nintendo DS, with the Blue Version, in 2006. These games managed to make it to fourteenth and thirty-fourth places in the chart respectively in their launch window.
The last game in the series, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, launched in 2016 for Nintendo 3DS. The game debuted in ninth place in the chart. Compared to its predecessor, sales for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX are 37.6 percent better.
This latest Pokemon game is one of four Nintendo exclusives in the top ten this week. Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition sits in seventh, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition in eighth, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 in tenth.
Two Point Hospital, the biggest release from the previous week, has fallen from second to sixth place this week. Sales dropped by 69 percent week-on-week.
The LEGO Harry Potter Collection saw a price drop over the past week. This has boosted sales by 101 percent, pushing the game up to seventeenth place this week.
Last week was quiet for new releases, as this week will be. Consumers are looking forward to the 20th of March when Animal Crossing: New Horizons and DOOM Eternal release. A number of other big games are launching towards the end of the month, which is where the true sales competition will begin.
A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.