It's impossible to ignore at this point: the UK is absolutely loving Nintendo exclusives right now. The company's games always do well of course, but the latest chart (which only includes physical sales data, we should add) shows that six of the top 10 best-sellers can only be bought on Switch. That's a pretty impressive result. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues its solid sales performance, though it's down from first place to third.
Grand Theft Auto V moves up a couple of positions to fifth, putting it just ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The only other PlayStation game in the top 10 is Minecraft: Dungeons, but the PS4 version accounts for only nine per cent of sales.
Looking at the wider list, there are obviously lots of third and first party PS5 and PS4 games selling just fine, but the House of Mario has a commanding lead in the UK right now. Looking at what's to come, we're sure Sony will bounce back later in the year with releases like Returnal, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Horizon Forbidden West. Third parties will also keep things fresh; Outriders, Resident Evil Village, Deathloop, and lots more should keep things interesting.
Anyway, here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 20th March 2021
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Minecraft: Dungeons