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UK software sales – January 17, 2021 – Switch and Animal Crossing lead the way

Posted on January 18, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

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Update (1/18): Post updated with the top 40.


Original (1/17): This week’s UK software sales are in, and it’s again Switch that’s putting in a lot of work.

Although Animal Crossing is down 24 percent compared to last week, it’s still at the top of the chart. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe follows in second (sales down 23 percent). Super Mario 3D All-Stars (down 3 percent), New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (down 15 percent), and Ring Fit Adventure (down 37 percent) are also in the top ten.

Ten Switch titles are among the UK’s twenty best-selling games this week. Just Dance 2021 is from Ubisoft rather than Nintendo, and despite a 29 percent sales dip, Switch accounts for 87 percent of the game’s sales this week.

Five Nights At Freddy’s: Core Collection is the only new release over the past week, and it came in at #32. 55 percent of its sales were on Switch, followed by 24 percent for PS4 and 21 percent for Xbox One.

As a final note, GamesIndustry says that “Switch is proving to be the savior for UK boxed retailers.” During the first two weeks of 2021, “game sales are up 27.4 percent compared with the same period last year, and this is almost entirely down to games for Switch”. Sales on Nintendo’s console have risen 120 percent year-to-date.

Here’s a look at the best-selling games in the UK over the past week:

LWTWTitleAge RatingLabel
11ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONSPEGI 3+NINTENDO
22MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
33JUST DANCE 2021PEGI 3+UBISOFT
84GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
75MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
46FIFA 21PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
107CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WARPEGI 18+ACTIVISION
118SUPER MARIO 3D ALL-STARSPEGI 7+NINTENDO
99NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
610RING FIT ADVENTUREPEGI 7+NINTENDO
511ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLAPEGI 18+UBISOFT
1312MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALESPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1513SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYPEGI 7+NINTENDO
121451 WORLDWIDE GAMESPEGI 12+NINTENDO
1415IMMORTALS FENYX RISINGPEGI 12+UBISOFT
2116LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2517SUPER MARIO PARTYPEGI 3+NINTENDO
2418RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
2319LUIGI’S MANSION 3PEGI 7+NINTENDO
2820MINECRAFT DUNGEONSPEGI 7+MOJANG
1621THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
2022CYBERPUNK 2077PEGI 18+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
2723SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATEPEGI 12+NINTENDO
2224MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020PEGI 3+NINTENDO
1725POKEMON SWORDPEGI 7+NINTENDO
 26NBA 2K21PEGI 3+2K
 27FALLOUT 76PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
3528FOOTBALL MANAGER 2021PEGI 3+SEGA
1929WATCH DOGS: LEGIONPEGI 18+UBISOFT
2930CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
3131SONIC MANIA PLUSPEGI 3+SEGA
 32FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: CORE COLLECTIONPEGI 12+MAXIMUM GAMES
 33POKEMON SHIELDPEGI 7+NINTENDO
1834PGA TOUR 2K21PEGI 3+2K
3435MINECRAFT: BEDROCK EDITIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
 36SUPER MARIO MAKER 2PEGI 3+NINTENDO
3937CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELEDPEGI 3+ACTIVISION
 38SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
3639LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3340LEGO JURASSIC WORLDPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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