Physical game sales dropped by 43% week-on-week, but it was still a good week for game sales in the UK. I mean, FIFA 20 retook the top spot, which is objectively the most boring possible game to top the charts, but sales were still significantly higher than they were before the coronavirus lockdown, and that’s without any new game releases.
So sales slipped from 350,000 in the week ending 11th April to 200,000 in the week ending 18th April, and a big part of this will have largely been down to a whopping 87% drop for Final Fantasy VII Remake. However, Animal Crossing and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe also had drops of 42% and 62% respectively – this can be attributed to console stock shortages. Even chart topping FIFA 20 had a 25% drop in sales.
One of the bright spots was Ring Fit Adventure coming back into stock briefly on Game, Amazon and ShopTo, resulting in a 12% week-on-week jump before all the copies disappeared, showing the appetite for this game and the Nintendo Switch in general.
Oh, also Cooking Mama: Cookstar managed to sneak into 35th place from outside the top 40, where it was last week.
Here’s the top 35:
|2||3||ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS|
|3||2||CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE|
|4||1||FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE|
|5||8||STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER|
|6||9||GRAND THEFT AUTO V|
|7||5||MARIO KART 8 DELUXE|
|8||7||RESIDENT EVIL 3|
|9||16||LUIGI’S MANSION 3|
|10||25||RING FIT ADVENTURE|
|11||12||CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY|
|12||23||TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2|
|13||6||FORZA HORIZON 4|
|14||27||RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2|
|15||24||THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD|
|16||17||MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020|
|17||39||THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT GOTY EDITION|
|19||14||CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED|
|21||32||CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4|
|22||39||SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE|
|23||33||SUPER MARIO PARTY|
|24||29||LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION|
|25||22||JUST DANCE 2020|
|27||15||NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE|
|28||38||THE SIMS 4|
|30||19||SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY|
|32||34||NEED FOR SPEED: HEAT|
|33||35||TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: BREAKPOINT|
|35||N/A||COOKING MAMA: COOKSTAR|