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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Beats Battlefield 2042 to Top UK Charts

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Beats Battlefield 2042 to Top UK Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 21 November 2021 / 3,758 Views

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending November 20, 2021. Pokémon Shining Pearl debuted in second place. The Double Pack of the two games debuted in ninth place.

As was reported earlier, the UK launch sales for the Pokémon remakes are down 26 percent compared to Pokémon Sword and Shield and up 13 percent compared to Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

The remakes are also the biggest Nintendo Switch launch of 2021 and the second biggest overall launch of the year, only  beaten by FIFA 22

Battlefield 2042 debuted in third place with launch retail sales down 59 percent compared to 2018's Battlefield 5. However, this does not include digital sales, which have only grown in the last few years. 

50 percent of sales for Battlefield 2042 were on the PS5, 20 percent on the PS4, 17 percent on the Xbox One, and 13 percent on the Xbox Series X|S.

There was more PS5 stock this week, which helped boost Spider-Man: Miles Morales from 14th to sixth place as sales jumped 366 percent. The game was heavily bundled and discounted as part of early Black Friday deals.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles for the week:

    1. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond - NEW
    2. Pokémon Shining Pearl - NEW
    3. Battlefield 2042 - NEW
    4. Call of Duty: Vanguard 
    5. FIFA 22
    6. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    8. Far Cry 6
    9. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Double Pack - NEW
    10. Just Dance 2022

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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SuperNintend0rk (on 21 November 2021)

Wow I wasn't expecting BD/SP to do this well, given that a lot of fans don't seem to be that interested in them.

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Majora SuperNintend0rk (on 22 November 2021)

Same! Although saying that, I bought BD and I don’t even want it. Yes, judge me - I judge myself! Smh

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SuperNintend0rk Majora (on 22 November 2021)

Lol well I'm happy they topped the charts instead of BF2042 cause that game is a total mess!

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KLAMarine SuperNintend0rk (on 22 November 2021)

What's wrong with BF2042?

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SuperNintend0rk KLAMarine (on 23 November 2021)

It's very buggy and has a ton of missing features from previous games in the series.

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