Despite only coming into the UK game chart at sixth and seventh place, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire and Pokemon Omega Ruby have become the biggest Pokemon launches in the UK of all-time.
Sales of the two games together were up by 17 percent on Pokemon X and Pokemon Y last year. In fact, worldwide sales of the two games are already around 8 million, which is an enormous figure. However, the remakes still have a long way to go to catch up to the originals, which sold around 16 million copies. The previous record for the biggest Pokemon launch in the UK was held by Pokemon Black and Pokemon White.
As for the UK chart, Smash Bros entered at a disappointing 13th place. That is the combined sales of both Wii U and 3DS versions, while Sony’s LittleBigPlanet 3 entered at 18th. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare retained the top spot thanks to the Black Friday bundles released.