Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the best-selling game in the UK in physical format, more than a year after its release on Nintendo Switch. The title exceeds one million copies in the country, making it one of the only two games of 2020 to achieve it; the other is FIFA 21, which is precisely in the second position of a list with little news: there are no new launches and all the titles of the ten best sellers have dropped their sales, an average of 28%.
This decline also affects long-awaited developments, What Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch, which drops two places for one each of 56% in sales, while Outriders it leaves the list and is in position number 16 by 74% less sales, probably compensated by the digital distribution – also, debut in Xbox Game Pass-; PC figures, not included here, also revealed a success on Steam.
For the rest, This start of the year has been quite quiet in terms of releases due to delays caused by COVID-19. In the next few weeks they will arrive NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 …, New Pokmon Snap Y Returnal, while Resident Evil 8: Village, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Y Biomutant -among others- they will do it in May. In June they will be on sale Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection, Guilty Gear: Strive, Ratchet & Clank: Una Dimensin Aparte, Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX Y Scarlet Nexus.
Top ten best-selling games of the past week in the UK
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2. FIFA 21
3. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
4. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
5. Minecraft (Switch)
6. Monster Hunter Rise
7. Grand Theft Auto 5
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
9. Ring Fit Adventure
10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla