Nintendo’s retro-compendium Super Mario 3D All-Stars has predictably debuted at number one in the UK Charts, dethroning Square Enix’s comic-book adventure Marvel’s Avengers after the latter spent two weeks in the premier position.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which launched for Nintendo Switch on September 18, features upscaled remasters of classic adventures Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. The trilogy has received praise from critics and fans for its timeless gameplay, but was chastised for its bare-bones contents and time-limited release window.
Elsewhere in the charts, 2K Games’ mediocre brawler WWE 2K Battlegrounds debuted at number six. Tellingly, it appears that media outlets were not given review codes for the microtransaction-heavy wrestlefest. Also debuting in the Top Ten this week is Konami soccer title eFootball PES 2021, just squeezing into the premier league at number nine.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: September 19, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – Nintendo
2. Marvel’s Avengers – Square Enix
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 – Activision
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
6. WWE 2K Battlegrounds – 2K Games
7. Minecraft – Nintendo
8. Minecraft Dungeons – Microsoft
9. eFootball PES 2021 Season Update – Konami
10. Grand Theft Auto V – Take-Two
U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]