Now, I know what you think, what on Earth is going on? Pokémon Gold and Silver are some 16 year old. Perhaps the title should state that Pokémon Go is doing something new? But no, it is exactly the good old version of Pokémon first seen on Game Boy Color that are making waves on UK charts.
How and why? This is a re-release of these games for 3DS Virtual Console. However, Nintendo has gone and used cardboard boxes with download codes which are sold in real shops out there. This, of course, means that they get to be included in the charts. And in case you were wondering, they got pretty high up, but not as high as top 10. Gold reached 18th and Silver reached 21st position. Still, if they were counted together, that would have made quite a different picture.
Let us take a look at the UK Charts, with Destiny 2 still holding top position after week three:
- 1.Destiny 2
- 2.Project Cars 2
- 3.NBA 2K18
- 4.PES 2018
- 5.Pokkén Tournament DX
- 7.Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
- 8.Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- 9.Forza Horizon 3
- 10.Lego Worlds
Another Pokemon game is also charting exceptionally well, Pokkén Tournament DX for Nintendo Switch. The rest of the top list is pretty much by the numbers. The new sports and driving games are selling well, and Sony exclusives are there as well. GTA5 will never leave the charts. Sun sets in the west.
Pokemon Gold and Silver came out in 2000 and 2001 in North America and Europe, respectively, reaching a whopping 23 million units sold by the end of the decade. They are considered to be the best games in the entire series, with high critical acclaim. Interesting to notice, this is not the first time they have been remade, as Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver were enhanced remakes developed for Nintendo DS in 2010, joining the ranks of best-selling Nintendo DS games of all time.