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Super Mario Odyssey takes to charts as biggest Switch launch

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Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins debuts at number one, surpassing its predecessor in revenue. Super Mario Odyssey became Nintendo’s sixth biggest launch ever. Grand Theft Auto V's sales were up by 129 percent thanks to Steam's Halloween sale.

Assassin's Creed Origins launched three days ago, right on time to make it to the top of the UK sales charts for the week ending on 28 October. A similar story was told by Assassin’s Creed Syndicate two years ago. Origins' number of units sold is almost identical to that of its predecessor, the only difference being in the takings. Origins has its more expensive Gold and Gods editions to thank for that. 

"The biggest ever launch for a Switch title" award went to Super Mario Odyssey this week, as it landed at number two. The trophy was previously held by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Also, the game has had a considerably bigger launch than any Wii U title. Super Mario Odyssey ended up becoming Nintendo’s sixth biggest launch ever.

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FIFA 18 took a step back and now sits comfortably at number three. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus debuted at number four. 

Gran Turismo: Sport aka last week's number one, is now down to number five. Grand Theft Auto V's sales were up by 129 percent thanks to Steam's Halloween sale. Be sure to check out this Steam sale survival guide before you spend your money. 

Destiny 2 is still chilling at number seven but the sales did go up 117 percent since the PC version launched on 24 October. Also, for better or worse, the game's first Prestige Raid has its champions

South Park: The Fractured But Whole now sits at number eight. Middle earth: Shadow of War and WWE 2K18 round off the top ten.

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The top ten:

1. Assassin's Creed Origins

2. Super Mario Odyssey

3. FIFA 18

4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 

5. Gran Turismo: Sport

6. Grand Theft Auto V

7. Destiny 2

8. South Park: The Fractured But Whole

9. Middle earth: Shadow of War

10. WWE 2K18