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24 Feb 2021

UK Boxed Charts Show Nintendo Now Competing Against Itself

Nintendo may not have released any flashy new hardware in 2020, but the company's software sales continue to dominate the UK boxed charts, as per GamesIndustry.biz.

New release Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury topped the charts and is the fastest-selling release of the year so far, while the ever-present Animal Crossing: New Horizons dropped down to second.

FIFA 21 rounds out the top three, brought on at least in part by a period of heavy discounts.

UK Boxed Charts Show Nintendo Now Competing Almost Entirely With Itself

Perhaps most impressive is Nintendo's lineup in the top 20. Not only does it have the top two spots, but Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, Minecraft Switch and Ring Fit Adventure remain in the top 10.

After that, Super Mario 3D AllStars comes in at number 12, Super Mario Odyssey at number 14, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe at number 16, Super Mario Party at number 18 and Luigi's Mansion 3 at number 19.

Little Nightmares 2 also launched into the Top 10, hitting number 7 – with PS4 the dominant platform, followed by Nintendo Switch and then Xbox One.

Check out the top 10 below:

  1. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. FIFA 21
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  7. Little Nightmares 2
  8. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  9. Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

For more on the two new additions to the list, be sure to check out reviews of both Super Mario 3D World and Little Nightmares 2.