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Animal Crossing: New Horizons protects its 3rd successive No. 1 in the UK boxed charts.
The Nintendo Switch unique secures its place at the summit regardless of a 24% drop in sale week-on-week. Its yet another week where Switch dominated the boxed video games organization in the UK, with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at No. 2 (sales down 23%), Super Mario 3D World at No. 8 (sales down 3%), New Super Mario Bros U at No. 9 (sales down 15%), and Ring Fit Adventure at No. 10 (down 37%). There are 10 Switch games in the Top 20 very popular video games.
Ubisofts Just Dance 2021 holds No. 3 in spite of a 29% sales drop. This week 87% of the video games sales were on Nintendo Switch.
Change is proving to be the rescuer for UK boxed retailers. For the first 2 weeks of 2021, game sales are up 27.4% compared with the very same duration in 2015, and this is nearly totally down to games for Nintendo Switch (overall, Switch game sales are up 120% year-to-date). If we integrate PS4 and PS5 game sales together, PlayStation game sales are likewise up slightly.
The only game in the Top Ten to increase in sales week-on-week was the permanently popular Grand Theft Auto 5, which rises 4 locations to No. 4 due to a 6% sales boost.
There is just one new video game in the charts today, and it is the very first brand-new game to break the Top 40 of 2021. 5 Nights At Freddys: Core Collection makes No. 32, released by Maximum Games. 55% of its sales began Nintendo Switch, 24% on PS4 and 21% on Xbox One.
Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending January 16th:

Last Week
This Week
Title

1
1
Animal Crossing: New Horizons

3

2
Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

3
3
Simply Dance 2021

8
4
Grand Theft Auto 5

7
5
Minecraft (Switch).

4.
6.
FIFA 21.

10.
7.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

11.
8.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

9.
9.
New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe.

6.
10.
Ring Fit Adventure.

The Nintendo Switch exclusive secures its location at the top regardless of a 24% drop in sale week-on-week. Its yet another week where Switch controlled the boxed video games service in the UK, with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at No. 2 (sales down 23%), Super Mario 3D World at No. 8 (sales down 3%), New Super Mario Bros U at No. 9 (sales down 15%), and Ring Fit Adventure at No. 10 (down 37%). For the very first 2 weeks of 2021, game sales are up 27.4% compared with the same duration last year, and this is almost completely down to video games for Nintendo Switch (in general, Switch video game sales are up 120% year-to-date). PlayStation video game sales are likewise up slightly if we combine PS4 and PS5 game sales together.
55% of its sales came on Nintendo Switch, 24% on PS4 and 21% on Xbox One.

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