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Nintendo takes over the UK video game charts (again)

The Nintendo Switch dominates the UK video game charts once again with six games in the Top Ten.



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The Nintendo Switch dominates the UK video game charts with six titles in the Top Ten.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons remains at the top of the UK video game charts for a third week, despite a 24% decrease in sales. Overall, it’s another excellent week for Nintendo with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Switch edition of Minecraft, Super Mario 3D All-StarsNew Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Ring Fit Adventure all in the Top Ten.

Just Dance 2021 – this week’s No.3 – may as well be a Switch exclusive. According to GI.Biz, 87% of its sales were on Nintendo’s console.


The week’s biggest chart climber is Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V, which jumps four places to No.4. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War also rises up the chart, taking cover at No.7. And FIFA 21 falls two places but stays mid-table.

The week’s only new entry is horror compilation Five Nights At Freddy’s: Core Collection, which debuts at No.32.

Here’s last week’s UK physical software sales top ten.

GFK Software Entertainment Chart – Week ending January 16, 2021

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Just Dance 2021
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Minecraft
  6. FIFA 21
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War
  8. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

Pop back next week for another update on the UK video game charts. And follow Thumbsticks on Flipboard, Facebook, Google News, and YouTube for a weekly dispatch of video game news.

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