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Animal Crossing brings in the bells, tops UK games chart

Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes residence at the top of the UK video games chart.

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Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes residence at the top of the UK video games chart with huge first-week sales.

The critically acclaimed Animal Crossing: New Horizons has topped the Ukie/GfK UK games chart in its first week. According to GamesIndustry.biz the game’s launch is 3.5 times bigger than 2012’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS, which went on to sell over 12 million copies.

Entering the chart at No. 2 is the reasonable return of Doomguy, sorry, Doom Slayer. Doom Eternal – which is available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 – posted slightly lower sales than the 2016 franchise reboot.

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It’s worth noting that the chart only tracks physical software sales. When digital purchases are taken into account, sales of both games are likely to be much higher. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, for example, has been rooted to the top of the Nintendo eShop best-sellers list for some time,

The rest of the chart is full of familiar faces, with the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Grand Theft Auto V, and Forza Horizon 4 all jostling for position.

Visit the Ukie website for a full Top 40 chart archive.

Top 10 Entertainment Software – WE March 21, 2020

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – NE
  2. Doom: Eternal – NE
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. FIFA 20
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Grand Theft Auto 5
  7. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
  8. Forza Horizon 4
  9. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

via: GI.biz


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