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Digital sales may well be on the up on a global scale, but there's still a healthy appetite for boxed copies of our favourite games. In the UK, last month's sales totals paint a very impressive picture indeed.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, boxed games, accessories and consoles generated more than £130m at UK retail over the month of April 2020. In fact, more than one million boxed games were sold over the course of the month, making this April the most successful for physical sales in five years.

The month before was even better (April was actually down 13% on March), but that's owing to the frankly ridiculous launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons which is currently the biggest game of the year. Nintendo's still on top, though, with 21.5% of all boxed games sold in April being published by the company.

Here's a look at the top 20 physical games of April 2020 (compiled by GfK):

Position Title
1 Final Fantasy VII: Remake
2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3 FIFA 20
4 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
5 Resident Evil 3
6 Forza Horizon 4
7 Grand Theft Auto V
8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
9 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
10 Persona 5 Royal
11 Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
12 Luigi's Mansion 3
13 Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
14 Red Dead Redemption 2
15 Ring Fit Adventure
16 The Last of Us: Remastered
17 Spyro Reignited Trilogy
18 Doom Eternal
19 Just Dance 2020
20 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Do you still prefer to buy your games physically? Do you hope that boxed games will still be a thing for years to come? Let us know in the comments.

[source gamesindustry.biz, via videogameschronicle.com]