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Hitman 3 Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts, PS5 Sales Jump as Sony Ships More Consoles

Hitman 3 Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts, PS5 Sales Jump as Sony Ships More Consoles - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 January 2021 / 2,557 Views

Hitman 3 has debuted on the top spot on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending January 23, 2021.

Launch sales for Hitman 3 are up 17 percent compared to the last game in the series. The PS5 version accounted for 49% of the games, the Xbox version for 27 percent, and the PS4 version 25 percent.

Sony was able to ship more PS5 consoles to the market last week, which caused sales for Spider-Man: Miles Morales to increase 142 percent and jump from 12th to fifth place on the charts. The Demon's Souls remake re-entered the charts in 35th as sales increased 166 percent.

Overall sales for games on the PS5 increased 279 percent week-on-week.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

    1. Hitman 3 - NEW
    2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
    5. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    6. Grand Theft Auto V
    7. Ring Fit Adventure
    8. Just Dance 2021
    9. Minecraft (NS)
    10. FIFA 21

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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8 Comments
Majora (on 24 January 2021)

Will people ever stop buying GTAV, MK8 or Minecraft?! Not that I want them to - great sales and legs!

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Real Majora (on 24 January 2021)

Minecraft and mk8D will stop but GTA V is unstoppable

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Majora Real (on 24 January 2021)

Even GTA V will stop eventually. But the point is, they’re all doing exceptionally well. Great successes.

  • +2
Real Majora (on 24 January 2021)

Yes agreed

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SvenTheTurkey Majora (on 25 January 2021)

Three games that are on multiple generations of consoles and more that 6 years old. No. People won't stop. Lol.

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kazuyamishima (on 25 January 2021)

Yep, it seems that PS5 will have a BIG increase this week since there were more stock available worldwide.

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Real (on 24 January 2021)

Hitman 3 only sold 800 units More than acnh on retail

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Signalstar (on 24 January 2021)

More PS5 stock in the UK is a good thing. The increase in software sales show that these units are likely going to the hands of true gamers not just scalpers!

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