It might have taken two weeks, but Activision’s Call of Duty has finally clinched the top spot in the weekly Uk video games sales charts.
With the launch of the Playstation 5 on November 12 , it was an absolute certainty that the weekly round-up of video game sales in the UK would find Sony exclusive and next-gen release titles peppered up and down this list. While we half expected to find Mile Morales swinging his way to the top of the stack, this time around Call of Duty managed to finally hit the top spot. After a launch week where the latest in the long-running first-person franchise missed the target, this week saw the classic shooter at number one.
Despite the demand for next-gen PlayStation boxes far outstripping availability, that hasn’t stopped the demand for this week’s boxed sales to drop as much as 27% in the UK. This probably assisted COD in making up the extra numbers for the number one slot this week but didn’t help propel the aforementioned web slinger any better than number 3. The highest selling of all the PlayStation 5’s launch titles only managed to clock in at the third spot, with FIFA 21, a stalwart of these charts, still hanging in at number 2.
The full list of Playstation launch titles and their relative performance can be seen below, with strong showings from the latest Spiderman, COD, and Assassin’s Creed. Godfall, one of the few new IPs from Gearbox, didn’t do so well, however.
PlayStation 5 Launch Title Sales
1 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
2 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
3 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
4 Demon’s Souls
5 Sackboy: A Big Adventure
6 Watch Dogs: Legion
8 Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle
9 Dirt 5
10 Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate
As for the full list of games in this week’s Uk sales charts, it’s a fairly fresh mix of these new PS5 launch games, and the same faces we’ve seen week in week out all year, from Minecraft to Mario kart. Check out the full rundown below and let us know if you actually snagged a Playstation 5. I know I’m still trying.
UK Charts 11/23/2020
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
2 FIFA 21
3 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
4 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
5 Fornite: The Last Laugh Bundle
6 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
7 Watch Dogs: Legion
8 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
9 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
10 Minecraft (Switch)