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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Tops the UK Charts, Uncharted Collection Debuts in 5th

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Tops the UK Charts, Uncharted Collection Debuts in 5th - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2022 / 2,321 Views

Pokémon Legends: Arceus has debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending January 29, 2022.

As was reported earlier, it had the fourth biggest Pokémon launch of all time at retail in the UK.

The game is also the fastest-selling entry in the series with just a single version, beating the previous record set by 2000's Pokémon Yellow. It also accounted for nearly 50 percent of all retail sales in the UK last week.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection was the one other new game in the top 10. The PS5 collection debuted in fifth place. It includes Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is up to sixth place as sales increased 21 percent week-on-week.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Extraction tumbled down the charts in its second week from fourth to 17th place as sales dropped 55 percent.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Tops the UK Charts, Uncharted Collection Debuts in 5th

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

    1. Pokémon Legends: Arceus - NEW
    2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    3. FIFA 22
    4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    5. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection - NEW
    6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    7. Minecraft (NS)
    8. Call of Duty: Vanguard 
    9. Grand Theft Auto V
    10. Just Dance 2022

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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1 Comments
Majora (on 31 January 2022)

People keep mentioning the longevity of MK8 (and with good reason) but I often see BOTW creep back into top tens around the world - unprecedented for a Zelda game. It makes me happy!

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