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Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Nintendo Switch dominate UK sales



Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Nintendo Switch dominate UK sales

Despite a drop from the previous week, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still the best-selling in the UK, where the retail market is colored by Nintendo Switch.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to be first in classification relating to weekly video game sales in United Kingdomin this case for the week included between 11 and 17 January 2021.

Although the game dropped by 24% compared to the previous week’s sales, it still managed to firmly maintain the first position of the ranking, with a top ten that is also heavily traction Nintendo Switch.

The console Nintendo also dominates in the UK, a territory that is not exactly hostile but in any case that historically does not represent the main stronghold of the Kyoto house. Yet, Nintendo Switch has also managed to conquer Albion: of the ten titles in the top ten of the best sellers of the week, practically 7 are for Nintendo Switch, or almost all.

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So let’s see the UK top ten updated to January 17, 2021:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Just Dance 2021
  4. Grand Theft Auto 5
  5. Minecraft (Switch)
  6. FIFA 21
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  8. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  9. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

It should be noted that the ranking published by GamesIndustry.biz refers to the data collected regarding the retail sellerstherefore, these are the video games sold in physical copies and not digital. From this point of view, as the British newspaper also points out, “Nintendo Switch is proving to be the savior of physical retailers in the United Kingdom “, with an overall increase in sales of 27.4% compared to the same period of the previous year, while the increase in sales specifically on Nintendo Switch compared to the previous year was 120%.