Hitman 3 surpasses Hitman 2 launch sales in the UK

Agent 47 is acing the sales chart.

Hitman 3, the third and final installment in the Hitman “World of Assassination” trilogy, has turned out to be one of the best-selling games in the franchise. The game was launched earlier this week and was widely acclaimed by both fans and critics alike, despite some launch issues.

As GamesIndustry.biz reports, Hitman 3 has reached the top of the UK boxed charts with launch sales figures outperforming the likes of Hitman 2, which sold really well back in the day. While the PlayStation 5 version was the most sought out and accounted for 49% of the sales figures, the Xbox and PlayStation 4 versions accounted for 27% and 25% of the total.

It is important to note that these sales figures are for the physical version only. As the case is for a majority of games out there, the digital sales figure should ideally be way higher than this. Considering that it has surpassed Animal Crossing: New Horizons too in terms of the sales figure, which has maintained its popularity even a year after its launch, the game seems to be performing quite well.

The data also gives a rough idea about the impact of the availability of more PlayStation 5 units over the past few weeks, as games like Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales have witnessed massive gains in their sales performance. Here is the list of top ten titles for the third week of January.

PositionTitle
1Hitman 3
2Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
4Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
5Spider-Man: Miles Morales
6Grand Theft Auto 5
7Ring Fit Adventure
8Just Dance 2021
9Minecraft (Switch)
10FIFA 21