The oddity of a gold medal in a deadly loop, between the domination of PS5 and the rise of the Switch: here are the sales figures of video games
As happens occasionally, i sales data for i video games they arrived from the UK a bit late compared to the Monday we are used to. Despite this, the time taken by GamesIndustry.biz to disclose the census of the British body GfK must not distract us from a detail that, for the first position of this top ten, will be fundamental as never before: it is always the physical market only. You will not find the digital numbers, because the latter are collected only later in the week. Keep this key in mind: this time we will need it.
A deadly loop outside of Fortnite
We put a little hand on our usual preamble for sales figures because the context of the first of the best-selling video games is truly peculiar. To place ourselves at the top we have Deathloop, which probably in full pandemic (peak of growth for marketplaces in the last four years) has sold mostly in digital format. Currently, Bethesda does not disclose sales figures outside of physical format. It should also be said, to complete the contextual picture, that the game was not released on the Xbox console, enjoying “only” the catchment area of a platform in its first year of life.
Say four, or rather five, to the competition – Sales figures for video games
PS5 it has not only benefited from Deathloop, but also from the sales figures for many of its other video games, with the undoubted complicity of the arrival of new hardware in stores. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, for example, it goes from thirteenth to second with a jump of 223%. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the “little brother” of the Insomniac game, re-entered the top 40 finishing no less than fourth with a staggering 630% increase. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cutfinally, it climbed thirteen positions, finishing sixth with a comparatively modest increase of 233%.
But even the competition knows, or almost – Sales figures for video games
The other new face in this week’s sales figures is the arcade driving game Cruis’n Blast for Nintendo Switch, which ranks among the 40 best-selling video games in 37th place. Last week’s sample (technically two weeks ago, but we’ll get to that), WarioWare: Get It Together!, falls into eighth position with a fall (little deserved) of 51%. The previous silver medal, Tales of Arise, finds himself fourteenth with a collapse of 70%. Just to complete the ex-podium we have NBA 2K22 which finishes tenth after a slip of 41%. Not all evil comes to harm, however.
We were joking, Wario: he really means – Sales figures for video games
Despite the drops in the standings due (also) to the triumph of PS5, in fact, the sales figures for Nintendo Switch in general (intended as a console) are not bad at all and its video games benefit from it. Thanks to this week’s bronze price cut on consoles, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it has in fact sold 10% more copies. Likewise, the Switch version of the Minecraft sold 10% more, climbing to fifth place. Concluding the list of beneficiaries, finally, we have Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has sold 11% more copies since its seventh place.
There is nothing left to do, therefore, but to move on to our usual one table. You should already know how to read it, but in case our “last week / two weeks ago” was not clear to you, let us explain. Today we took stock of the week just ended, which correspond to the positions of the column in the center. Last week, however, we dedicated an episode of our special to the results of the previous week, and it is to the latter that the column on the left refers instead. At this point, we can only leave you to read: good consultation!
|Placements from two weeks ago||Top ten positions for the week just ended||Title concerned|
|13||2||Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|4||3||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|Return to the standings||4||Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart|
|5||5||Minecraft (Nintendo Switch version)|
|19||6||Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut|
|7||7||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|1||8||WarioWare: Get It Together!|
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