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Fortnite outsold Hitman 2 on the week of the latter's release

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Promotional image for Fortnite's Deep Freeze bundle
Fortnite - Deep Freeze bundle

You didn't read wrong and this is not a typo. Despite being a free to play game, Fortnite outsold Hitman 2 in the week of 12 November 2018. Technically, it's the Deep Freeze bundle that sold, since Fortnite is a free to play game.

Epic Games are probably still swimming in cash someplace exotic, but IO interactive will likely be worried after the publishing of UK sales charts of the week beginning on 12 November 2018. Sadly for Agent 47, Hitman 2 debuted on #10 spot in the charts, which can partially be attributed to a ton of releases in the same week.

Fortnite: Deep Freeze bundle ended up on #8 spot, sparking a rather odd situation. The game may be free to play, but it still outsold Hitman 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, despite losing a large chunk of its popularity in the past few months. Epic Games may not lose much sleep over it though, as this is just a microtransaction bundle that unlocks the cosmetic items shown in the header image, and awards 1000 V-Bucks for good measure. Evidently, it still sold well.

Among the new releases we mentioned earlier, is the newly crowned king of the charts - Spyro Reignited Trilogy that dethroned Red Dead Redemption 2, which is now hanging in #2 spot. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 dropped five spots and is now on #7, behind the aforementioned two games as well as FIFA 19, Fallout 76 and the new Pokemon releases - Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu.

Fallout 76 also debuted in the same week and the sales are obviously not stellar, since it kicked off in #3 spot. Viewership on popular streaming platforms is drastically down and it's hard to imagine it will suddenly start selling like hotcakes.

BethesdaPromotional image for Fortnite's Deep Freeze bundleFallout 76 can crash due to these nukes

On the bright side for Bethesda, their asset flip seems to fare better than Konami's since Metal Gear Survive started off in #6 spot on the week of its release. Come to think of it, the latter seems like the superior asset flip between the two as it had barely any bugs, was stable, had equally dumb AI and was cheaper. Yet, it was hated almost universally, while Fallout 76 is still getting love from hardcore fans.

You can see the full sales charts results on this link.