According to UKIE/GfK data published by GI.biz, the Switch adventure outperformed both The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Super Mario Maker 2 to earn the title, helped by the fact it went on sale on Thursday for Halloween, rather than being a traditional Friday release.
Nintendo has shown a great deal of faith in Luigi’s Mansion 3, giving the title top billing at E3 2019, in part due to the breakout success of the last game on Nintendo 3DS, which sold 5.5 million copies globally.
Physical sales of Luigi’s Mansion 3 during its launch week were 140% higher than its predecessor, which was released in 2013.
Despite being last week’s best-selling new game, Luigi’s Mansion 3 placed at No.2 on the chart, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaining at the top.
The only other new game in the chart is Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King at No.12, with 48% of its sales for Switch.
UK chart for week ended November 2
Developed by Vancouver-based Next Level Games, Luigi’s Mansion 3 introduces multiplayer for up to eight players and a new character called Gooigi, a gooey version of Luigi who can slide through fences and step on spikes to overcome obstacles the plumber can’t.
See what other critics thought of the game in our Luigi’s Mansion 3 review round-up.