Smash Bros. Ultimate has punched its way to the top of the UK charts, with the best ever launch for the series and the best ever launch for any Nintendo Switch game.

In its first weekend of release, Smash Bros. Ultimate sold more physical copies than Zelda, Mario, and even the combined sales of Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee.

It's also the best UK launch for any game in the Smash series - more than 300 per cent higher than the game's Wii U version, and more than 60 per cent higher than Smash Bros. Brawl on Wii.

And that's without any digital sales counted (UK numbers company Chart-Track does not count these) which will have boosted the Switch game's sales even higher.

It's a stunning result for Nintendo - and a much needed one, if Switch is to make its ambitious year-end hardware sales targets.

But Just Cause 4, last week's other big launch, did less well. Its physical sales are down by more than 60 per cent on Just Cause 3 - a margin digital will not have made up. It's a disappointing show for Square Enix's open world game.

Everything makes way for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Red Dead Redemption 2 in second and FIFA 19 shuffling down to third.

The full top 40 lies below:

  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  2. Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy Shootin' 2
  3. FIFA 19
  4. Battlefield 5
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Just Cause 4
  7. COD: BLOPS 4
  8. Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
  9. Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu
  10. Fortnite in a box to confuse parents edition

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