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:
|4||1||CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE|
|2||2||STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER|
|6||6||LUIGI’S MANSION 3|
|9||7||MARIO KART 8 DELUXE|
|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|
|16||14||PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: BATTLE FOR NEIGHBORVILLE|
|15||15||RING FIT ADVENTURE|
|16||FOOTBALL MANAGER 2020|
|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|