The combined releases of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire have achieved the biggest launch for a Pokémon title in the UK, ever.

The GBA remakes bested the sales of Pokémon X & Y by 17 percent, according to Chart-Track. That performance was good enough to see the titles enter the charts at 6 and 7 respectively.

Disappointingly, Nintendo's other big UK release of last week — Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — could only manage 13th, although rather confusingly that figure includes the 3DS version as well, as the two are considered to be the same title by Chart-Track. However, in the individual format chart, the Wii U version was 14th, which would suggest that the vast majority of sales came from that edition, and not the handheld one.

It's worth pointing out that Chart-Track's figures don't include downloads, and given than some shoppers were struggling to find physical copies of Smash Bros. in UK stores, there's a chance that quite a few purchases were made on the Wii U eShop.

[source chart-track.co.uk, via eurogamer.net]