Spyro The Dragon is celebrating his long awaited return in true style, as it turns out the Reignited Trilogy has absolutely dominated the UK charts to take the top spot.
The purple dragon is the UK physical chart number one, beating the physical launch sales of other massive franchise releases Fallout 76 and Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee.
It’s worth noting that Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee are actually counted as separate games, and if you combined the two critters it would mean that Pokemon actually had the biggest physical launch of the week.
It’s perhaps also not that surprising to learn that Spyro has bested Fallout 76. On the one hand, you have a multiplatform remaster of three beloved PS1-era games, one that’s had glowing reviews from critics and costs less than your standard AAA release.
On the other hand, you have a game that went through a pretty troubled beta, and hasn’t had the best reception from fans or critics. When you look at it that way, it’s really not hard to see why Spyro might have beaten Fallout 76 – at least in terms of physical sales.
I should also point out that Fallout 76 sales are down 82 percent from the physical sales of Fallout 4, but again, we can likely put this down to being a spinoff game that hasn’t been terribly well received.
If you’re curious, here’s the full UK Top 10:
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Fallout 76
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu
- FIFA 19
- Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee
- Call of Duty: Blops 4
- Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Hitman 2
If nothing else, we can all agree that there are plenty of interesting games to play at the moment. Whether you’re still cracking with Red Dead Redemption 2, or exploring Kanto or West Virginia with friends, as long as you’re having fun – that’s all that matters, friends.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.