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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:

LW TW Title Age Rating Label
1 1 ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
2 2 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
3 3 JUST DANCE 2021 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
8 4 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
7 5 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
4 6 FIFA 21 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
10 7 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
11 8 SUPER MARIO 3D ALL-STARS PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
9 9 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
6 10 RING FIT ADVENTURE PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
5 11 ASSASSIN’S CREED VALHALLA PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
13 12 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN: MILES MORALES PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
15 13 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
12 14 51 WORLDWIDE GAMES PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
14 15 IMMORTALS FENYX RISING PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
21 16 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
25 17 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
24 18 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
23 19 LUIGI’S MANSION 3 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 20 MINECRAFT DUNGEONS PEGI 7+ MOJANG
16 21 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
20 22 CYBERPUNK 2077 PEGI 18+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
27 23 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
22 24 MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
17 25 POKEMON SWORD PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
  26 NBA 2K21 PEGI 3+ 2K
  27 FALLOUT 76 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
35 28 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2021 PEGI 3+ SEGA
19 29 WATCH DOGS: LEGION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
29 30 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
31 31 SONIC MANIA PLUS PEGI 3+ SEGA
  32 FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: CORE COLLECTION PEGI 12+ MAXIMUM GAMES
  33 POKEMON SHIELD PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
18 34 PGA TOUR 2K21 PEGI 3+ 2K
34 35 MINECRAFT: BEDROCK EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  36 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
39 37 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED PEGI 3+ ACTIVISION
  38 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
36 39 LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 40 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

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