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):
|1||Final Fantasy VII: Remake|
|2||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
|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|
|19||Just Dance 2020|
|20||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe|
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