November 22, 2021

UK Charts: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Make Dominant Debut

The second biggest boxed launch of the year.

The UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 20th November, and you get one guess for the biggest arrival(s).

Yep, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have gone straight in at number 1 and 2 in the UK charts, and the bundle pack of both is even in the top 10. GamesIndustry.biz has a couple of interesting details about the scale of the initial sales, too - Brilliant Diamond alone is the biggest Switch game launch of the year, and combined the games are the second biggest UK launch of the year across all platforms, only behind FIFA 22. Compared to other 'mainline' Pokemon releases on Switch the new titles are down 26% on Sword & Shield, but up 13% over Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! or Let's Go, Eevee!.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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