Nintendo keeps on propping up UK games retail

Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes sure about its third back to back No.1 in the UK boxed charts.

The Nintendo Switch exclusive makes sure about its place at the summit notwithstanding a 24% drop in sale week-on-week. It’s one more week where Switch dominated the boxed games business the UK, with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at No.2 (sales down 23%), Super Mario 3D All Stars at No.8 (sales down 3%), New Super Mario Bros U at No.9 (sales down 15%), and Ring Fit Adventure at No.10 (sales 37%). There are 10 Switch games in the Top 20 best-selling games.

Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2021 holds No.3 in spite of a 29% sales drop. This week 87% of the game’s sales were on Nintendo Switch.

Switch is proving to be the savior for UK boxed retailers. For the initial fourteen days of 2021, game sales are up 27.4% contrasted and a similar period a year ago, and this is as a rule down to games for Nintendo Switch (overall, Switch game sales are up 120% year-to-date). PlayStation game sales are additionally up somewhat on the off chance that everyone consolidates PS4 and PS5 game sales together.

The solitary game in the Top Ten to increment in sales week-on-week was the forever popular Grand Theft Auto 5, which rises four spots to No.4 because of a 6% sales increment.

There is only one new game in the charts this week, and it is the first new game to break the Top 40 of 2021. Five Nights At Freddy’s: Core Collection makes No.32, published by Maximum Games. 55% of its sales went ahead Nintendo Switch, 24% on PS4 and 21% on Xbox One.

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