Easily out-performs the original and most recent Pokémon spin-off.
UK physical chart data is in for the week ending 1st May, and perhaps unsurprisingly New Pokémon Snap has taken top spot. Perhaps the most notable comparisons (thanks, GamesIndustry.biz) is that it sold four times more copies than the original (which doesn’t even count the new game’s download figures) and 2.5 times the copies of 2020 title Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. It also saw off the other big release of last week, Returnal on PS5.
The game joins four other Switch exclusives in the top ten, all of which aside from Animal Crossing: New Horizons actually saw an increase in sales; it’s also the Switch version of Minecraft that continues to perform best. Last week’s top game, Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139, actually fell all the way down to 22nd after a 78% drop in sales.
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