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The sales of videogames in physical format in UK during the first week of January of 2021 they have grown a third compared to the same period of 2020, despite the absence of new weight throws; the total figure is estimated at more than 260,000 boxed games. The reason, they point from GamesIndustry, is due to the expected new lockdown to prevent coronavirus infections in the British country. Most of the games sold in this period, excluding digital sales, are Nintendo Switch titles.
Hybrid console users have purchased 123% more games in physical format in the first week of January than on the same dates in 2020, although it must be taken into account that there are more Switch players than last year, since the console sold in 2020 in that country more than all the PlayStation and Xbox combined. The best-selling title of the week is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, although with 47% fewer units placed than the previous week, something that is common on these dates due to the fact that players They are still enjoying the games bought at Christmas.
Six of the top 10 games are from Nintendo Switch, 15 if you look at the 40 best-selling titles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in second position with 43% less sales compared to last week, followed by Just Dance 2021 (almost 90% of sales are from the Switch version). Further down are Ring Fit Adventure at No. 6, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition at No. 7, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe at No. 9. For the first time since its launch, Super Mario 3D All Stars leaves the top 10 falling to number 11.
The last major release of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077, has fallen to position 20 with 59% less units sold compared to the previous week.
The best-selling physical games in the United Kingdom from January 3 to 9
Here is the list of the 10 best-selling games in the United Kingdom in the week that ends on Saturday, January 9. Between parenthesis, the position of the games in the previous week.
1. (1) Animal Crossing: New Horizons2. (3) Mario Kart 8: Deluxe3. (5) Just Dance 20214. (2) FIFA 215. (4) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla6. (18) Ring Fit Adventure7. (7) Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition8. (9) Grand Theft Auto V9. (10) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe10. (6) Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War