UK software sales for the week ending Oct. 29th, 2022
Bayonetta 3 snags 3rd, how fitting!
Things are finally back to normal with the UK software sales charts. The top 40 list has released at the start of the week, as usual, giving us a breakdown of what’s currently popular in the United Kingdom. Take a look at the UK software charts for the week ending Oct. 29th, 2022 below, along with some notes on various titles.
- Bayonetta 3 is up 4% over the Switch port of Bayonetta 2
- Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope dropped 52% in sales week-on-week
- Persona 5 Royal drops from No.6 to No.15 after a 61% sales slip
- overall Switch physical software sales are down 9% year-to-date
Not a bad entry point against FIFA and Call of Duty (Bro).
3rd place was probably the realistic target for Bayonetta 3. However, only "up 4% over the Switch port of Bayonetta 2" is not great. Bayonetta 2 was a Wii U port, sales likely weren't that high to begin with. It released in the first year of Switch, Bayonetta 3, a new game released as the Switch approaches 6 years old. The Switch install base hasn't increased by 4% over that time. An install base of probably 118 million plus at this point versus 18 million after 1 year. That's a 555% increase, so a 4% increase in sales of Bayonetta 3 over 2, is a pittance.