The Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the UK sales charts, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons holding onto the top spot for a second week – despite shedding almost 50% of its sales over the previous seven days. This is to be expected as sales traditionally slump at the start of the year, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – combined with a fresh lockdown in the United Kingdom – has helped shift more than 260,000 boxed games in the past week.
According to our pals over at Gamesindustry.biz, Switch game sales are up over 123% compared with the same week last year, which shows just how strong the company's grip is on the UK market right now.
The evergreen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rose one place to No.2, while Just Dance 2021 rose two places to claim third place (amazingly, almost 90% of that game's physical sales so far have been on Nintendo Switch). Ring Fit Adventure jumped back into the top 10 thanks to a 24% increase in sales, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe rose one place to 9th position. It wasn't all good news for Mario, however, as the time-limited Super Mario 3D All-Stars dropped 42% of its sales compared to the previous week and falls out of the top 10, landing in 11th place.
Here's a look at this week's top ten all formats chart for the week ending January 9th::
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|1||1||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|3||2||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|4||5||Assassin's Creed Valhalla|
|18||6||Ring Fit Adventure|
Grand Theft Auto V
|10||9||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe|
|6||10||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
[Compiled by GFK]