Animal Crossing Sales Top the Charts Once Again

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has once again been the physical bestseller for gaming retailers, taking the top spot for the third week in a row. The latest in Animal Crossing sales figures have made the hit Nintendo exclusive the most popular of the six titles on the platform to make the top ten.

For the third consecutive week, the cosy life management sim has captivated the hearts and wallets of consumers alike, according to the latest reports of boxed video game sales by GfK as reported by GamesIndustry.Biz. Animal Crossing sales being on the rise coincides with the UK’s latest national lockdown, the same way the game enjoyed spectacular sales at launch during the first lockdown in March 2020. 

Nintendo’s dedication towards continuously updating Animal Crossing: New Horizons has definitely helped keep grabbing the interest of hopeful players, until they got around to buying the game and/or a Switch console almost a year later. Adding new events with activities to enjoy and creatures to catch throughout the year has kept the Animal Crossing buzz going month after month. And with lockdown continuing to keep players shut inside, heading to an island paradise remains an ultimate escape, no matter the in-game season.

Followed by Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, at its second consecutive week in the number two spot, the top ten in UK physical sales for the week ending January 16th is as follows:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Last week – #1)
  2. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Last week – #2)
  3. Just Dance 2021 (Last week – #3)
  4. Grand Theft Auto (Last week – #8)
  5. Minecraft (Switch) (Last week – #7)
  6. FIFA 21 (Last week – #4)
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Last week – #10)
  8. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Last week #11)
  9. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (Last week – #9)
  10. Ring Fit Adventure (Last week – #6)

In other Nintendo news, New Pokemon Snap finally has officially been announced, coming to the console April 2021. 

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