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Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire score Pokemon's biggest UK launch

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In Brit-news, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire out-debuted Pokemon X and Y by 17 percent, earning the series' biggest launch in UK charts history. The 3DS remakes hit 3 million sales in 3 days ahead of last week's launch in Britain, where they topped DS titles Black and White to capture the country's Poke-record. The two games landed in sixth and seventh in this week's charts, but combined they'd have charted in third.

As for the rest of the top ten, it was a case of big-selling musical chairs at the summit and underwhelming debuts for exclusives. Starting at the top, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare took back the No. 1 spot from Grand Theft Auto 5, which fell to third with FIFA 15 up to second. Lower down, PS4 racer Driveclub rose to eighth with a massive 999 percent jump in sales on the back of Black Friday console promotions.

November 28 wasn't as prolific a day for two big-profile launches, though. Super Smash Bros. only rose to 13th following the arrival of its Wii U version, while LittleBigPlanet 3 came in even lower in 18th.

Gallery: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire / Omega Ruby (7/14/14) | 34 Photos

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats): week ending November 29:

  1. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  2. FIFA 15
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  4. Far Cry 4
  5. Assassin's Creed: Unity
  6. Pokemon Omega Ruby
  7. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  8. Driveclub
  9. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
  10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
[Image: The Pokemon Company via latiox]

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