Last week, PlayStation 5 launched in certain territories, but one region that's had to wait an extra seven days is the UK. Sony's new console officially arrives in Great Britain on 19th November. However, despite not having the hardware itself, many PS5 titles have invaded the physical games chart.
In terms of exclusives, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales does best, with a debut in third place. Interestingly, 71 per cent of physical sales were for the PS5 version despite the console being a few days out. Demon's Souls lands number six, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is in 13th, while Godfall trails in 16th. Similarly to Spidey, the LittleBigPlanet spin-off sold far better on PS5; the PS4 version accounted for just 11 per cent of the game's sales.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla debuts at number one, which is impressive considering it launched in the same week as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The Ubisoft action RPG's launch week sales completely outstrip Assassin's Creed Odyssey, nearly doubling the number of units. Meanwhile, Activision's FPS settles for second place, and physical sales are down compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
There are plenty of other new releases further down the chart. Just Dance 2021 is in 11th, Planet Coaster: Console Edition rides into 17th, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon comes in at number 20. According to GamesIndustry.biz, PS5 games accounted for 19 per cent of all software sold in this week, again despite the console itself being unavailable. It will be interesting to see how the chart shifts once PS5 itself is in people's homes.
Here's the latest top 10 in full. Remember, all this information relates to physical sales only.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 14th November 2020
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- FIFA 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Demon's Souls
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Watch Dogs Legion