After its launch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gave Nintendo its first UK number one game in over five years, a somewhat staggering statistic. Pleasingly it then held off a major fresh release - Prey - to stay in top spot for a second week, showing that there's plenty of appetite for the bulked up re-release.
It hasn't been third time lucky, however, as this week MK8 Deluxe has had to settle for bronze in third place in the all-format chart, with Prey getting its revenge and the ever-present Grand Theft Auto V taking second spot. It's still an entirely respectable showing for the kart racer up against multi-platform rivals and following two weeks at number one.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues its strong run courtesy of the Switch version, hanging on to 10th place (down from 7th last week). 1-2-Switch is on its way out of the top 40 after a strong run, however, dropping a whopping 16 places to finish up in 38th place last week.
Elsewhere in the lower reaches it's all about evergreen 3DS releases. Mario Kart 7 improved up to 30th place with Pokémon Sun just below in 31st; Pokémon Moon once again misses out on the top 40. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is also still in the running, ending up in 34th place. Evidently there are still a number of 3DS owners playing catch-up on some of the system's most popular games.
A pretty decent week for Nintendo in the UK, all told; next Monday we'll see how Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia fares on its debut.