The new Mario sports game is the best-selling title in the UK this week.
Mario Golf: Super Rush had a relatively modest debut for the Switch release, although Mario sports titles rarely made a big debut. Week one sales were 17.5% higher than 2018’s Mario Tennis Aces, although apparently the Switch install base was much smaller back then.
Nintendo’s big summer game is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which arrives on July 16.
It means that after two strong weeks at No.1, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart lost No. 1and dropped to No. 3 after a 78% weekly drop in sales. It appears to be a steep decline in the third week. But it’s worth noting that the PS5 exclusive saw more sales during the second week. (A very rare feat), which is why this reduction seems so intense. Of course, the performance of PS5 games is greatly affected by the availability of the console.
FIFA 21 is the second game of EA’s title with 10% weekly sales increase and will no doubt benefit from the European Championships. This is happening in many countries including the United Kingdom.
There are several new games on the charts this week. Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus debuts at No. 8 with 58% sales on PS5, 21% on PS4 and 20% on Xbox consoles.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The official video game from Sega starts at 11th place. The game arrives a month before the tournament. So it might take a while: 51% of sales are on PS4, 29% on Xbox One and 21% on Nintendo Switch.
Elsewhere, an icon from the 1980s, Alex Kidd returns to the original. Merge Games’ Alex Kidd In Miracle World DX ranks 17th. 41% of sales are on Nintendo Switch, 33% on PS5, 16% on PS4, and 10%. On Xbox Alex Kidd was Sega’s mascot before Sonic came in. Sonic celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, although there are currently no Sonic games on the charts.
Tony Hawk’s awesome Pro Skater 1 + 2 has finally arrived on Switch, helping Activision Blizzard’s games up 394% weekly and returning to 29th place.
In terms of the rest of the Top Ten, there are a lot of games increasing in sales every week. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe remains at No. 4 with a 2% increase in sales, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons climbs the rankings. In 5th place, after a sales improvement of 58%, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla re-entered the Top Ten chart at No. 6 with a sales jump of 93%, followed by Minecraft on Switch at No. 7 with an 18% increase. Ring Fit Adventure jumped five spots to No. 9 (a 72% increase), while Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury dropped to No. 10, but continued to gain 10% weekly sales.
Ubisoft had a great week. In addition to the aforementioned Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Just Dance 2020 rose eight places to No. 12 after a 109% increase in sales, and Watch Dogs Legion climbed to No. 19 from No. 31 after. Sales surged 120%, a slight drop and Immortals: Fenyx Rising returned to number 26 after a sales jump of 153%. All four of Ubisoft’s games were released last summer last week.
Returning to the charts this week is Cyberpunk 2077, which sits at No. 22 after a 374% jump in sales. This information only tracks actual sales. Therefore, PSN sales are not counted. All three versions of the game (PS4, Xbox One and PC) are increasing weekly.
Here are the GfK Top Ten for the week ending June 26, 2021:
|last week||this week||topic|
|new item||1||Mario Golf: Super Rush:|
|1||3||Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart|
|4||4||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|6||5||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|12||6||Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla|
|new item||8||Scarlet Nexus|
|14||9||Ring Fit Adventure|
|9||10||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury|