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New Pokemon Snap Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts

New Pokemon Snap Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2021 / 4,768 Views

New Pokemon Snap has debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending May 1, 2021.

Sales for the game were four times higher than the original when it debuted in September 2000. It also sold two and a half times more than the last spin-off Pokemon game, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. It is also the third biggest Switch launch of 2021 behind Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury and Monster Hunter Rise.

The PlayStation 5 exclusive, Returnal, debuted in second place. Sales are lower than previous PlayStation AAA exclusives, however, this can be attributed to lower PS5 sales as it is a newer console and potentially higher digital sales. It also had an average selling price of £68.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

    1. New Pokemon Snap - NEW
    2. Returnal - NEW
    3. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
    4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    6. FIFA 21
    7. Minecraft (NS)
    8. Grand Theft Auto V
    9. Ring Fit Adventure
    10. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 03 May 2021)

Sounds like Snap had quite the debut, though it isn't suprising that it would sell a good deal more than Mystery Dungeon.

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