Ace Combat 7 Has Biggest Launch in Franchise History in the UK - VGChartz
Ace Combat 7 Has Biggest Launch in Franchise History in the UK

Ace Combat 7 Has Biggest Launch in Franchise History in the UK - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 January 2019 / 870 Views

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has debuted in second on the UK charts, according to according to GfK/UKIE for the week ending January 19. It sold 80.4 percent more than Ace Combat 6 did 12 years ago, which is enough for the biggest launch in franchise history in the UK. 76 percent of the sales were on the PlayStation 4. 

Despite a 43 percent drop in sales, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe remained at the top of the UK charts. Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII have remained in third and fourth, respectively, while FIFA 19 has dropped three spots to fifth. 


Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  2. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII
  5. FIFA 19
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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The Fury (on 22 January 2019)

Flight simulators are few and far between, with VR as well, this is the kind of game that entice a lot of people. I'm glad for it's success.

John2290 (on 21 January 2019)

A game hyped off of the backs of VR gamers for such little return.

Rightling (on 22 January 2019)

With only 3 million PSVR owners, how many of them are in the UK and buying this game?

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danno_omen (on 21 January 2019)

wow kinda surprised to see it debut so high. It wont have very good legs but for such a niche genre this is a nice start for them. Im 6 missions in so far and enjoying the hell out of it

TheBird (on 21 January 2019)

Wonder if this game is going to be the best seller overall for the franchise. Never played anything from this before, so probably give it a try if I see it during a summer sale on steam.

bamf (on 21 January 2019)

Is it really 12 years ago? And FO gta v you've sold enough already

Rightling (on 22 January 2019)

And "New" Super Mario Bros U Deluxe hasn't sold enough?

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