It is Monday so it is time to view the latest UK video game software charts. This week’s charts are the pre-Christmas charts and Nintendo continues to perform strongly in a territory it hasn’t previously managed to in recent times. This week there’s an inspiring four Nintendo Switch exclusives residing within the top ten. Here’s the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending 14th December:
As an outside bet for Christmas No.1 there is Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which has enjoyed a very strong December following the launch of a special Nintendo Switch bundle. However, week-on-week sales are down 30%, so it would be a surprise if the perennial seller manages to knock out FIFA, Star Wars or Call of Duty.
Mario Kart is currently at No.4 and is just holding off its friendly rival Luigi’s Mansion 3, with just 2,000 boxed units separating the two games this week (Luigi’s sales were up 49% week-on-week). Luigi’s Mansion 3 has been a real hit for Nintendo this Christmas. Although it doesn’t match the sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the puzzle adventure game has far exceeded previous games in the franchise, and has sold more copies than other popular Switch games this year – including New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
Here is the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending December 14:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|4||2||Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order|
|3||4||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|7||5||Luigi’s Mansion 3|
|6||7||Just Dance 2020|
|13||8||Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo Olympic Games|
|Re-Entry||10||Project Cars 2|