The Division 2 physical launch sales just 20% of Division 1’s

The Division 2 sold far fewer physical copies during its launch week than the series’ first entry, back in 2016.

Ubisoft’s latest Tom Clancy-’em-up shifted just 20 per cent of the boxed copies of its predecessor. As ever, UK numbers do not include digital sales.

So why the huge plummet? Well, Division 1 launched on a Tuesday in the UK, compared to Division 2’s Friday arrival. The first game had a little longer to rack up numbers.

And more people now download games digitally than they did three years ago, which will deflate boxed sales.

But neither of these things will come close to making up the difference.

Regardless, The Division 2 still sold more boxed copies than any other game last week, leaving it top of the chart. 60 per cent of physical copies were sold on PlayStation 4, with 40 per cent on Xbox One.

The only other new release was One Piece World Seeker, which arrived in 28th.

Here’s the full top 10 – and note that Anthem, EA’s own stab at the shared-world shlooter genre, has now dropped out of the top 10 after four weeks.

  1. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  2. Rootin’ Bootin’ Hootin’ 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  4. FIFA 19
  5. The Lego Movie 2 Video Game
  6. Devil May Cry 5
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Far Cry New Dawn
  9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

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