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UK: Nintendo Switch best-selling platform in April 2021

Games Industry is reporting that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of April 2021, which is a big win for Nintendo considering the demand for Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series consoles. The publication reports that both the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5 are neck-and-neck in terms of sales during 2021, though there were less PlayStation 5 console’s in stock in April. Here’s the physical charts for April:

Nintendo accounted for almost a third (32.5%) of all physical games sold in the UK last month. Switch games (including non-Nintendo games) accounted for practically half the market (49.6%). The best-selling boxed game of the month was Nintendo Switch exclusive New Pokémon Snap, despite only being on sale for two days during this reporting period.

GfK April Top 10 (Physical)

1New Pokémon Snap (Nintendo)
2FIFA 21 (EA)
3Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
4Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo)
5Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
6Minecraft: Switch Edition (Microsoft/Nintendo)
7Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
8Monster Hunter Rise (Nintendo/Capcom)
9Returnal (Sony)
10Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)


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