After last week's Amazon Prime Day, the Nintendo Switch was the big winner according to the UK physical charts, as they topped the charts. In the Top 40 games sold, Nintendo had almost half, having 18 exclusive games! Of course, it was led by none other than Animal Crossing: New Horizons at number 2.
At number three was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, followed by Minecraft and then Ring Fit Adventure at number 5. However, it wasn't just about Nintendo, as some massive sellers were games like Just Dance 2020, Jumanji: The Video Game, even Fallout 76, has made a huge comeback, which is also high on Steam's bestseller list!
Remember that this is just the table of physical copies, so it doesn't include anything downloaded. The majority of FIFA 21 sales were digital, for the first time in the series' history!
Although Nintendo couldn't snatch the title from FIFA 21, which has been leading the charts since launch day! In fact, the EA game is only a week away from overtaking Animal Crossing as the best-selling title of 2020 in UK Retail, as well as in October. However, we still have stellar titles ahead of us, Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassins Creed: Valhalla, so who takes the crown is very uncertain!
The top ten games are below, and it's no surprise that Grand Theft Auto 5 managed to squeeze in there!
Missing from the charts entirely is Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, which launched on Friday. This is likely because the game component is a free download from the eShop and the box itself only contains the equipment needed to play. However, according to Christopher Ring, he tweeted that:
According to the GSD chart, Mario Kart Live would have been #2 this week...although based on its numbers, in the GfK chart it would have been #3.