With the current lack of any big-name titles at UK physical retail, it’s Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8: Deluxe which has topped the charts again as per Gfk. Sales were up by six percent week-on-week according to GamesIndustry.biz. After three weeks on top, Codemasters’ F1 2021 saw its sales drop by 34 percent, causing it to go from first to sixth place.
Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto 5 saw a 44 percent increase in sales, place it at second place for the week, followed by Minecraft on Nintendo Switch at third place. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game was in fourth followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The only brand-new entry this week was Supergiant Games’ Hades which had its physical release on Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
A whopping 70 percent of sales were on the PS5, followed by 24 percent on PS4 and seven percent on Xbox Series X/S. The only other noteworthy development was Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’s return to the top 40 with a 313 percent rise in sales following new PS5 stock arriving. Check out the top ten for the week ending August 14th below.
|Title||This Week||Last Week|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe||1||2|
|Grand Theft Auto 5||2||7|
|Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game||4||3|
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons||5||5|
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||7||8|
|The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD||9||5|
|Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart||10||Re-Entry|