UK Charts 23/11/19 – COD: Modern Warfare reclaims the top spot from Pokémon Sword & Shield

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is back at number one in the UK retail charts, reclaiming the top spot from Pokémon Sword and holding off the best efforts of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Modern Warfare managed to do this thanks to a small 16% drop in sales week-on-week, while Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order fell by 47% (which is still very respectable for a second week on the market) but held onto second place. Meanwhile, last week’s leader Pokémon Sword dropped 58% and Shield fell 75%, going from first and third to third and fifth. Their position would likely be quite different if they were tracked collectively instead of as two separate games.

But outside of this, the Nintendo Switch continues to rule the UK top 10, with six spots for exclusives new and old, and another eight games in the top 40. That’s impressive heading into Black Friday sales week, and strong discounting and bundles could see Nintendo cement their hold on the charts. Then again, Microsoft are slashing the price of their home consoles – the Xbox One S All-Digital will be just £129.99 this weekend – and Sony are yet to reveal their own European Black Friday bundels.

The only meaningful new releases of the week are Football Manaer 20 in 16th and Shenmue III in at 17th. That’s not terribly surprising, considering that Shenmue III is a PS4 console exclusive and a niche title where many of those interested in seeing it created will have backed the game via Kickstarter.

Here’s the top 33:

LW TW Title
4 1 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE
2 2 STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER
1 3 POKEMON SWORD
5 4 FIFA 20
3 5 POKEMON SHIELD
6 6 LUIGI’S MANSION 3
9 7 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE
12 8 MINECRAFT
10 9 MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020
13 10 FORTNITE: DARKFIRE BUNDLE
11 11 NEED FOR SPEED: HEAT
25 12 JUST DANCE 2020
8 13 DEATH STRANDING
16 14 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: BATTLE FOR NEIGHBORVILLE
15 15 RING FIT ADVENTURE
16 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2020
17 SHENMUE III
28 18 WWE 2K20
14 19 GRAND THEFT AUTO V
17 20 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2
21 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: BREAKPOINT
23 22 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY
19 23 SEA OF THIEVES
20 24 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
22 25 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED
27 26 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION
30 27 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
26 28 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
31 29 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY
24 30 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE
34 31 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY
33 32 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD
21 33 THE OUTER WORLDS

Source: UKIE, GI.biz

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