Nintendo still dominates the UK Charts ahead of November’s major releases

FIFA 21 retains the number one spot

Another very quiet release week has seen Electronic Arts’ football simulator FIFA 21 retain the top spot of the UK Charts, despite a huge week-on-week drop in physical sales of around 50%.

A lack of major launches – along with the continued slump in physical sales across the board – results in a stagnant chart listing, which sees Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers, Take 2’s Grand Theft Auto V, and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4 jostle for position against a string of Nintendo Switch mainstays, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Ring Fit Adventure, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Next month will most definitely switch things up, as the gaming industry launches an entirely new generation of hardware. Accompanying that will also be a run of major releases, including Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Nintendo’s Pikmin 3 Switch port, among others. With the holiday season approaching, the stage is set for a major chart shakeup.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: October 24, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. FIFA 21 – Electronic Arts
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
3. Minecraft – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – Nintendo
6. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo
7. Minecraft Dungeons – Nintendo
8. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Activision
9. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2 Interactive
10. Marvel’s Avengers – Square Enix

U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]

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