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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Beats Call of Duty to Top UK Charts

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Beats Call of Duty to Top UK Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 November 2020 / 2,966 Views

Assassin's Creed Valhalla debuted in the top spot on the retail UK charts, according to GfK for the week ending November 14, 2020.

Launch week sales at retail for Assassin's Creed Valhalla were more than double the launch of Assassin's Creed Odyssey. The PS4 version accounted for 42 percent of the sales, the Xbox version (Which combines the Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S versions on one disk) for 40 percent, while the PS5 version for 18 percent.

What is remarkable is the latest Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War also debuted this week and in second place. This is the first time in 13 years a Call of Duty did not debut in first. The game at retail sold 64 percent fewer copies than 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 39 percent of the sales were on the PS4, 34 percent on the Xbox One, 17 percent on the PS5, and nine percent on the Xbox Series X and S.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Beats Call of Duty to Top UK Charts

If you were to include digital sales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might have debuted in first place as Activision Blizzard's EMEAA MD Anna Malmhake said the game "set a new record as the highest first day digital sales worldwide in franchise history."

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales debuted in third place as sales were 56 percent lower than the launch of 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man. 71 percent of the sales were on the PS5 and 29 percent on the PS4. With the PS5 not actually launching until November 19, it is possible people are waiting to pick up the game for the PS5 on launch day. 

Other PS5 games debuting on the charts includes the remake of Demon's Souls in sixth place, Sackboy: A Big Adventure in 13th, and Godfall in 15th place.

Just Dance 2021 debuted in 11th place with 89 percent of the sales coming on the Nintendo Switch. Launch sales were 133 percent higher than Just Dance 2020.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon debuted in 20th place with 65 percent of the sales on the PS4 and 35 percent on the Xbox consoles. 

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

  1. Assassin's Creed Valhalla - NEW
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - NEW
  3. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - NEW
  4. FIFA 21
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Demon's Souls - NEW
  7. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Minecraft (NS)
  10. Watch Dogs Legion

Thanks, GamesIndustry.


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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5 Comments

Angelv577 (on 15 November 2020)

18% on ps5 even though it hasnt released in UK yet. Wow


Blood_Tears (on 15 November 2020)

And the PS4 version is a free upgrade to PS5 as well so it's actually 60/40 in terms of the split between PS and Xbox.


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Signalstar (on 15 November 2020)

How can disc sales of Call of Duty include Series S version of the game if the Series S does not have a disc drive?


SuperNintend0rk (on 15 November 2020)

Good point, unless they're counting those download codes you can buy at retail. But wouldn't that still be a digital sale?


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LivncA_Dis3 (on 16 November 2020)

lets wait til end of november then we will see if cod was truly beaten in the uk,
ac valhalla released just before the beginning of november right?
cod released on 13 what the hell how can they compare already?!