Sales spike puts Animal Crossing: New Horizons back atop the UK Charts

Isabelle and crew aren’t finished yet

After a shortage of stock in recent weeks, Nintendo products are finally returning to UK shelves, enabling social sim Animal Crossing: New Horizons to retake the top spot of the charts, having seen a 53% sales boost in one week.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, a similar sales spike occurred for another Switch release, Ring Fit Adventure. Last week, the ab-toning title leapt from number 25 to number 10, and this week climbed a further six places to settle at number four. The success is attributable to both the arrival of new Ring Fit stock after a lengthy sold-out status, as well as lockdown legislation forcing people to look for alternate ways to exercise.

Elsewhere in the Top Ten, there was very little movement. Big-budget blockbusters such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Grand Theft Auto V are still sitting pretty, although Capcom’s survival horror remake Resident Evil 3 has dropped out of the Top Ten entirely, landing at number 17. Also, props to Electronic Arts’ Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which has quietly held a Top Ten position since its initial launch back in November 2019.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: April 25, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
2. FIFA 20 – Electronic Arts
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Activision
4. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo
5. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Electronic Arts
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
8. Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
9. Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Nintendo
10. Red Dead Redemption 2 – Take 2

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

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