Super Mario Maker 2 holds on to top spot of the UK Charts

Dragon Quest Builders 2 debuts in Top Five

Nintendo’s platform-builder Super Mario Maker 2 has managed to hold on for a third week in the number one spot of the UK charts, fending off persistent, aggressive attempts from Activision’s Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled to usurp the creative Switch release.

Speaking of creativity, Square Enix Dragon Quest Builders 2 has managed to debut at number five with almost 70% of its total retail sales coming from the Switch release, according to a report by Gamesindustry.biz. Elsewhere in the charts, NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 continues to enjoy a sales boost, allowing it to gain further footing within the Top Ten.

The only other title to make a major move was, of all games, Hollow Knight, which made a very surprising re-entry in the Top 40 at number 34. As far as the retail-purchasing UK public is concerned, the summer drought is real.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: July 13, 2019
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Super Mario Maker 2 – Nintendo
2. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled – Activision
3. F1 2019 – Codemasters
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
5. Dragon Quest Builders 2 – Square Enix
6. Grand Theft Auto V– Take 2
7. Mortal Kombat 11 – Warner Bros. Interactive
8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo
9. Red Dead Redemption – Take 2
10. FIFA 19 – Electronic Arts

U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]

Chris Moyse
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