The numbers are finally in. After a long wait in a rough year, the newest console generation has launched worldwide. Now, we all wondered if the game would dominate the sales charts. Well, it looks like the next-generation wallcrawler managed to top the charts for the PlayStation 5’s launch titles in the UK. Spider-Man: Miles Morales managed to beat out tough competition that included Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The PlayStation 5-only release Demon’s Souls nagged the fourth spot. Keep in mind that these are only physical sales. So, once online distribution numbers are released, we could potentially see a shift in their positions. Still, it is great to see the latest entry in Insomniac’s Spider-Man line-up perform well.
In general, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War saw a slight drop in launch week sales in comparison to its predecessor, which can easily be explained by the current conditions influencing in-store sales. FIFA 21 was the second-best-selling game in the UK, which was discounted as part of the Black Friday sale and saw an increase in sales by 121%. Miles Morales did see a weaker launch than its 2018 predecessor, as it was 57% smaller within the same two-week time frame. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla dropped to the fourth position with a 70% sales drop from last week. Nintendo’s Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity held the sixth spot with 324% higher sales than the original Hyrule Warriors Switch title. Yet, it sold 43% less than last year’s The Legends of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
Source: Games Industry