Minecraft Switch Edition
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Yesterday's UK charts shared a familiar story in the UK: Mojang's Switch port of the hugely popular Minecraft is once again in the top ten, let alone the top 40. The game has been in the charts for a staggering 193 weeks in the UK, but this week sees the Java-created game breaking a pretty huge UK sales milestone.

Minecraft on Switch is now the third biggest-selling game on the console, according to GfK's sales figures. This comes from Gamesindustry.biz's Chris Dring on Twitter, who reveals that the sandbox game has outsold some Nintendo titans in the process. While Dring is unable to share exact numbers, third place puts it behind the two usual suspects of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons — some hugely impressive company to be at the top with.

This means that Minecraft has outsold the likes of Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, along with every single Pokémon game on the system. No wonder Steve made it into Smash!

The game's success shouldn't be too surprising on Switch, as it's one of the biggest-selling video games of all time — if you ignore every version of Tetris, it's actually at the top! And its success is unlikely to stop there, of course. Minecraft is hugely popular online and with kids — it's the most popular game ever on YouTube, after all — and we're due a big update sometime this year with The Wild.

Let us know your thoughts on this Zelda and Mario killer in the UK down below!

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[source twitter.com]