Wii U remaster retains top spot for second week
Recent release of Nintendo Switch Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is enjoying a second week at the top of the UK charts, having avoided a flurry of sales of Electronic Arts’ football simulator FIFA 21. Despite physical sales falling more than 60% in its first week, the Wii U remaster is now comfortably the best-selling new version of 2021 … But we still have a length way forward.
The rest of the Top Ten remains relatively stagnant, made up mostly of the 2020 blockbusters. Nintendo continues to dominate with consistent physical sales of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Y Ring Fit Adventure, while Activision Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Take-Two Interactive’s Grand theft auto v they enjoy new sales every week. Bandai namco’s Little Nightmares II it came out of the Top Ten after just a week, a natural move for a typically niche title.
The first quarter of 2021 is relatively quiet, but this week will see the release of the long-awaited RPG sequel. Bravely Default II, which launches on Switch on February 26. The current climate simply reflects the state of so many new generations, where an initial salvo of launch titles is immediately followed by a dry spell. The release schedule will resume as we exit the first quarter of 2021.
UK Video Game Sales Chart w / e: February 20, 2021
(The graph reflects only physical sales in the store)
1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Nintendo
two. FIFA 21 – Electronic arts
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
Four. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Activision
6. Minecraft – Nintendo
7. Grand theft auto v – Take-Two Interactive
8. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo
9. Spider-Man Miles Morales – Sony Interactive Entertainment
10. Just Dance 2021 – Ubisoft
UK Video Game Charts [GamesIndustry.biz]