Animal Crossing: New Horizons secures its third consecutive No.1 in the UK boxed charts.
The Nintendo Switch exclusive secures its place at the summit despite a 24% drop in sale week-on-week. It's yet another week where Switch dominated the boxed games business in the UK, with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at No.2 (sales down 23%), Super Mario 3D All Stars at No.8 (sales down 3%), New Super Mario Bros U at No.9 (sales down 15%), and Ring Fit Adventure at No.10 (down 37%). There are 10 Switch games in the Top 20 best-selling games.
Ubisoft's Just Dance 2021 holds No.3 despite a 29% sales drop. This week 87% of the game's sales were on Nintendo Switch.
Switch is proving to be the savior for UK boxed retailers. For the first two weeks of 2021, game sales are up 27.4% compared with the same period last year, and this is almost entirely down to games for Nintendo Switch (overall, Switch game sales are up 120% year-to-date). PlayStation game sales are also up slightly if we combine PS4 and PS5 game sales together.

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