Mario Kart, FIFA and Animal Crossing dominate year-end UK sales

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, FIFA 22 you Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been the top three selling physical games in the UK over the past week, running from 26 December 2021 to 1 January from 2022. Register together by analysis firm GfK shows that five of the ten best-selling titles published by Nintendo, despite the sale of other titles (Just Dance 2022) may also correspond to the Switch version.

Regarding the change in the roster, a slight increase (from fifth to fourth place) in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Usually when the title of Insomniac Games appears in the UK top 10 is according to the arrival of the new PS5 console to British shops.

During this week they also reappear Pokémon Shiny Diamond / Glittering Pearl above, in the sixth and thirteenth positions (sales of each edition are counted separately), after last week they disappeared of the top ten best-selling games.

Perhaps due to the end of Christmas promotions and discounts, there were a few titles off the list. Battlefield 2042 down from eighth to 16th. Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel down ten places to number 20, just like F1 2021, which appeared 21. No news this week, but Mario & Sonic at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (32) and NBA 2K22 (39) has returned to the top 40.

Mario & Sonic at the 2022 Tokyo Olympics

Top 10 best selling games of the week in the UK

Next we leave you with a list of the top ten best-selling games in the UK at week ending January 1 2022 (in brackets, previous week’s position).

  • 1. (3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • 2. (1) FIFA 22
  • 3. (7) Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • 4. (5) Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • 5. (2) Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • 6. (12) Shiny Diamond Pokémon
  • 7. (6) Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  • 8. (4) Just Dance 2022
  • 9. (15) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • 10. (18) Mario Party Superstar

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