Sort of a mixed bag. Astral Chain sold 36% better than Nier Automata physically, but it's only PlatinumGames' 4th biggest physical launch, with Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) all doing better. It's almost on par with Bayonetta 2 physically , but like Automata how well it actually did is based a lot on the digital sales of the game, since PS4 and Switch are both very healthy platforms digitally (vouchers still sold in U.K. afaik).
Astral Chain is in the lead by a decent amount ~1,100 units. So Wreckfest sold 1.1k less. Man of Medan was only 250 copies behind Wreckfest. And Control was only 300 units behind Man of Medan. So all in all, decently healthy sales for all the new IPs with only 1.5k units separating the first and fourth spot. The only one I can see being a disappointment is maybe Control?
Edit: Do the UK Software Sales Charts include digital for everything but Nintendo? Or is it physical all around? GamesIndustryBiz makes it sound like only Nintendo didn't give them digital numbers.Last edited by AngryLittleAlchemist - on 02 September 2019