The latest UK video game charts are now available and its been a big week for the video game industry. While the PlayStation 5 has yet to launch here in the UK the games were on sale this week and dispatched to customers. and both the Xbox Series X and Series S consoles from Microsoft launched. For the first time in 13 years Call of Duty didn’t make its debut at No.1 making No.2, instead it was Ubisoft’s impressive looking Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Here’s the GfK Top Ten for the week ending 14th:
“Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch falls to No.5 after a slight 7% drop. And Super Mario 3D All-Stars falls one place to No.7, despite the game’s sales actually increasing 40% week-on-week. Nintendo has begun a new UK TV marketing campaign for the Mario collection.”Games Industry
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla|
|New Entry||2||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|New Entry||3||Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|2||5||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|New Entry||6||Demon’s Souls|
|6||7||Super Mario 3D All-Stars|
|3||8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|4||10||Watch Dogs: Legion|
Honestly, I don’t think the sales of Switchs and their games are going to go down all that much. The system still has its unique niche and that’s been the primary driver.
Yeah. PS4 and XOne games are going to take the hit
I agree, the Switch has been selling so well this year people aren’t going to just stop buying games for it. Next year should be really good as well
Poor us, we are being punished for owning a Wii U. This year has been bad for loyal Nintendo fans who have played those ports and remasters on previous consoles.
Can wait for 2021.
I disagree with that perspective. Since you have already bought the original titles, there isn’t any reason to buy the ports and remasters unless you’d like to, so in a way it saves you money. They’re still great games and new people now have a chance to play them. Plus the only port on that list in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which has just been selling like crazy literally every week since the Switch came out. Now if you’re talking about the lack of original games, I’d also disagree with that and say that new games are coming out all the time. Even if not 1st party games, there a lot of great 3rd party games to try out
It’s good for the industry but there are not enough new games. I am sorry I am just not into the indie shovelware that infest the eshop. This year, only two games came out on Switch that interest me; AC and Origami King. I even finished all DLCs from Cindered Shadows, Isle of Armour, Crown Tundra, Future Connected to Torna the Golden Country and still feel that the year was lacking.
I am glad most Nintendo Wii U games are ported to Switch already so we can finally get more than 2 brand new original games in 2021.
@kafolic Some of the best games of the past 10 years have been indies. No-one’s fault but your own if you pre-judge them.
I hear a lot of chatter among people looking to buy a Switch this holiday instead of the PS5 or Series X. Gamers who normally go Sony or Microsoft are holding out in the new consoles and sticking with something tried and true. They will likely get the PS5 or Series X (which ever they prefer) next holiday.
This will be Nintendo’s holiday.