UK Sales Figures: Results for video games up to 9/01/22

Top 3 stationary, top 10 extraordinary: sales figures for video games in physical format see the Big N in great dust

Now that things (at least on the information front) are returning to normal after the festive revelries, it’s time to take stock and this brings us back to the usual (almost) every week sales data from the world of video games. Again, the British institution GfK provided a the weekly census for our litmus test on European soil, the UK. And while surprises don’t abound on the summit, it will still be interesting to see “what the weather is like” on the other side of the Channel for the shops. In fact, remember that the videogame market concerned is always the physical one.

“So long-a, Ronaldo!”

As a hypothetical Mario Kart 9 made its way as a rumor on Twitter all weekend, “its predecessor” Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continued to dominate the top 10 for sales figures: at the top of the best-selling video games is the stable of the rampant mustache. We therefore have a first king of England for 2022 videogame. The game, we remember, dates back to 2017, but it is already the third gold medal for the title in recent months thanks to a new bundle. As for the rest of the podium, however, don’t expect any surprises compared to our previous one-two. Yes, “previous”.

UK Sales Figures: Results for video games up to 9/01/22

The Animal Scary Crossroads – Video Game Sales Figures

We take this opportunity to remind you that our sales figures cover the week just ended, and that is why we said “previous”, but it is not the only detail that has remained the same for our video game collection. This means that the second place still belongs to FIFA 22, another parsley for our weekly top 10. The same discourse also applies to a very different title from the Electronic Arts football simulator. The child game of the pandemic, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, still remains anchored in its third position.

UK Sales Figures: Results for video games up to 9/01/22

The Brains – Sales figures for video games

Basking in TV nostalgia was inevitable, considering this week’s other newcomer. It is indeed with Big Brain Academy: Challenge of minds that we are starting to see a notable presence of Nintendo among the best-selling titles of the week (just ended). As the statistic is as always inscrutable, we remind you that the rise of the game took place at the expense of a weekly slip of 19%. The game has fared very well due to a recent promotional campaign. It wasn’t enough to bring him back to the top ten, but he still needed to be remembered.

UK Sales Figures: Results for video games up to 9/01/22

“Monday I start, I swear” – Sales figures for video games

What is there to say? We are in January. In this month, after the excesses of the holiday period, fitness can only become a topic of conversation. And since (paraphrasing a Neapolitan joke) “at Christmas I sit at the table, at Epiphany I get up”, it is normal that someone wants to make the necessary runs to get back in shape. Therefore, Ring Fit Adventure has regained much more ground than Big Brain Academy: Challenge of Minds.’s weekly special didn’t go into detail on the percentage of sales compared to the previous week, but the game is in the top 10 (sixth place).

UK Sales Figures: Results for video games up to 9/01/22

Fifty-One Classics for the Timeless – Video Game Sales Figures

In this triumphant week for the Big N to say the least, we have another Nintendo Switch title to benefit from a due promotional campaign. Drawing heavily from the Kyoto giant’s past with board games, 51 Worldwide Games he returned to the top 40. We did not say “top 10” because that of the compilation of classic play activities is “only” a thirteenth place, but the weekly increase is a respectable number. We are talking about no less than 81%, which for the more “casual” target of the game is anything but something taken for granted. In short, a report that pays little attention to the “power gap”.

UK Sales Figures: Results for video games up to 9/01/22

Concluding records

It wouldn’t be a sales figures special if we didn’t round up the ten most successful video games into one table. For the newcomers among you (welcome, just in case), the interpretation is the same: on the left you will find the positions seen last week (relative to two weeks ago), and in the center instead you will have the placings we are talking about today. For the rest, you will obviously also find titles unrelated to Nintendo, but on which the article in the original language has preferred not to dwell on. Have a good consultation!

Placements from two weeks ago Top ten positions for the week just ended Title concerned
1 1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
2 2 FIFA 22
3 3 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
7 4 Minecraft (Nintendo Switch version)
5 5 Call of Duty: Vanguard
11 6 Ring Fit Adventure
4 7 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
6 8 Pokémon Shining Diamond
8 9 Just Dance 2022
15 10 Grand Theft Auto V

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