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Dragon Ball Z and 3DS conquer latest UK Charts

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was the best-selling boxed game in the UK last week.

It's a strong launch for the RPG, with launch sales up 13% over the previous Dragon Ball game -- Dragon Ball Fighterz (which went head-to-head with Monster Hunter World back in January 2018).

Seeing a game like Dragon Ball at the top of the charts might seem unusual (although not entirely unheard of during January), but what is more surprising is the sheer number of new 3DS games in the charts.

WarioWare Gold is at No.5, Yo-Kai Watch makes No.8, the two Yokai-Watch sequels (Bony Spirits and Fleshy Souls) are at No.12 and No.13, Metroid Prime: Federation Force is at No.26, Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley returns at No.46, and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is down at No.51.

The reason? UK retailer Argos were selling off its UK stock for just a few pounds. So don't expect this to continue next week.

In terms of new releases, there was one, the catchily titled Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encoure. Originally a Wii U game, the RPG was released on Nintendo Switch last week and debuts at No.17. It's one place higher than the game managed on Wii U, and launch sales are 17% stronger.

And here is the UKIE/GSD Top Ten (for the week ending January 18th).

Last Week This Week Title
1 New Release Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
2 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3 3 FIFA 20
1 4 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
827 5 WarioWare Gold
4 6 Grand Theft Auto V
5 7 Luigi's Mansion 3
Re-Entry 8 Yo-Kai Watch
7 9 Just Dance 2020
17 10 Minecraft

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Christopher Dring

Head of Games B2B

Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

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