Splatoon 2 Falls 678 Copies Short On Topping UK Software Chart

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The excitement that has surrounded Splatoon 2 saw the Nintendo Switch exclusive’s launch week sales narrowly miss out on topping the United Kingdom software chart.

It outperformed Splatoon on Wii U to become the third biggest ever Nintendo Switch launch in the United Kingdom but was unable to outpace Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – the PlayStation 4 exclusive shifting just 678 copies more.

“Splatoon 2 missed out on becoming the UK’s No.1 boxed game last week by a mere 678 units,” GamesIndustry.biz publisher Chris Dring shared, to then add: “Splatoon 2’s week one is 59 percent higher than the first Splatoon.”

With Nintendo Switch consoles back in stock at retail, the week also saw Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild return to the top 10 – climbing up from 13th to 4th place, and 18th to 6th place, respectively.

Top 20 Entertainment Software, Week Ending 22 July 2017

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Splatoon 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. Overwatch
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Fallout 4
  10. LEGO Worlds
  11. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  12. Doom
  13. Tom clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege
  14. Micro Machines: World Series
  15. Rocket League
  16. Dishonored 2
  17. Tom clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  18. Dirt 4
  19. Horizon Zero Dawn
  20. Forza Horizon 3
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