Update: UKIE, the suppliers of the UK games chart, has stated the charts it and GfK Chart-Track issued earlier today were «missing a significant number of sales, across multiple retailers.» This data has since been amended and the list of top 10 games below has been updated to reflect this. There was one change resulting from the new information, with Bandai Namco’s Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition debuting at No.9, instead of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Original story follows.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for Nintendo Switch has debuted at the top of the UK physical sales chart, according to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track. The Switch exclusive was the best-selling boxed game for the week ending January 12, superseding FIFA 19, which drops to No.2.
The remainder of the chart stays mostly unchanged, with many titles simply shifting down one place from last week’s positions thanks to NSMBU Deluxe’s strong start. Red Dead Redemption 2 falls to No.3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to No.4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to No.5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, meanwhile, rises one place to No.6.
Aside from Mario’s remastered outing, there was only one new release last week. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition came to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, debuting at No.11.
Mario’s latest adventure reviewed well and was awarded a 7/10 in GameSpot’s New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review. «Despite its aging formula, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is still a great entry in the series, with its typically tight platforming and both accessibility and depth to spare,» we wrote. «While it can feel a bit stale for those who have been round the Mushroom Kingdom one too many times before, Deluxe is well worth playing, especially if you didn’t get a chance to play NSMBU on Wii U.»
You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- FIFA 19
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Battlefield V
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
- Forza Horizon 4