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Pokémon takes three spots in EMEAA top ten

Latest entry dominates combined charts despite Nintendo not reporting digital sales

The latest entry to the Pokémon franchise has taken up three spots in the top ten of the EMEAA charts this week.

Despite Nintendo not reporting digital sales figures, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are No. 1 and No. 3 respesctively, while a special pack including both games ranks at No. 9.

Yesterday The Pokémon Company revealed that Pokéon Sword and Shield have becoming the fastest-selling games to date on the Switch, shifting six million units during the first week.

Meanwhile, combined digital and retail sales saw Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arrived at No. 2 this week.

Record-breaking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been knocked off the top spot after just one week, and currently sits at No. 4.

FIFA 20 still enjoys a solid position in the charts over a month since launch, ranking at No. 5 while Death Stranding has fallen from an opening week position of No. 2 to No. 6 this week.

Grand Theft Auto V is the only game not released within the last two months to appear in the charts, down a few spots from the week prior, to rank No. 10.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Pokémon Sword
New Entry 2 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
New Entry 3 Pokémon Shield
1 4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
4 5 FIFA 20
2 6 Death Stranding
5 7 Luigi's Mansion 3
3 8 Need for Speed: Heat
New Entry 9 Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
7 10 Grand Theft Auto 5

Participating companies in the GSD charts (run by B2boost on behalf of ISFE) are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.

Digital data includes games sold in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE.

Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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