We knew that people were hyped for the arrival of Borderlands 3, bringing the mainline series back after a very long wait, and as revealed by GamesIndustry.biz, it turns out this has translated to good sales figures, since the sequel is the biggest boxed launch of the year in the UK, sitting at number one in the charts this week.
Days Gone was the previous biggest launch, and despite Borderlands 3's record it actually sold half the number of boxed copies as Borderlands 2. That said, its predecessor launched in 2012, which was a very different time for games, and many prefer digital over physical these days.
Gears 5 sits in second place, selling about 25% of what Gears 4 managed in 2016, and this is even less surprising considering its popularity on the digital Game Pass service. That leaves eFootball PES 2020 at number three, and this is actually up on the last entry, seeing an 18.5% bump in week one sales.
Spiders' RPG Greedfall is also in the top 10 at five, with Daemon X Machine debuting at 19 and NHL 20 at number 36. For the full top 10, however, check down below.
Can Borderlands 3 stay there?
1. Borderlands 3 / 2K Games
2. Gears 5 / Microsoft
3. eFootball PES 2020 / Konami
4. NBA 2K20 / 2K Games
5. Greedfall / Focus Home Interactive
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
7. Spyro Reignited Trilogy / Activision Blizzard
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled / Activision Blizzard
10. Super Mario Maker 2 / Nintendo
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