Just last week we reported that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was the best-selling game in May in Japan, and it seems that Nintendo has had a pretty strong month in the UK, too.

Figures are in for UK sales between 29th April and 26th May, and things are looking bright for the 'Big N'. The Switch's market share has been increasing month-on-month, with May reaching 18.1% in units, against 12.5% the month before. Speaking in terms of value, this means that the Switch held 23.8% of the market share, overtaking the Xbox One and its 21.3 per cent despite selling fewer units. Switch games tend to be sold at a higher price at retail, meaning that in terms of revenue, a slightly lesser number of sales can still generate a higher amount.

Sony remained the top publisher, although Nintendo wasn't far behind. DK's banana-hunting outing fared particularly well in the UK, too, reaching the fourth spot in overall sales for the month. Considering it had the heavy-hitters of God of War, Fifa 18, and Far Cry 5 taking up the places above it, this wasn't a bad performance at all. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also managed to break the top ten with a seventh place spot. Here's the full top ten:

1. God of War (Sony)
2. Fifa 18 (EA)
3. Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft)
4. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo)
5. Detroit: Become Human (Sony)
6. State of Decay 2 (Microsoft)
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
8. Fallout 4 (Bethesda)
9. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Warner Bros)
10. Dark Souls Remastered (Bandai Namco)

The UK has always been a tricky territory for Nintendo, with its rivals heavily dominating the scene and product placement in stores for a number of years. Things definitely seem to be on the rise, though, and these latest statistics bode well for the company as we enter the next chapter of the Switch's life.

[source mcvuk.com]