almost two dozen Switch exclusives made it to the top 40, but FIFA 21 is still in the first place

almost two dozen Switch exclusives made it to the top 40, but FIFA 21 is still in the first place

The Games Industry portal has shared information on the sales of retail editions of games in the UK from 11 to 17 October. Despite the familiar leader, there have been many changes in the ranking.

FIFA 21 held the top spot on the chart despite a 65 percent drop in sales. At the start, the Electronic Arts football simulator lost more than 42% to the previous release, but only in retail – in digital format, the new game is doing much better.

With the exception of FIFA 21, nothing remained of last week’s top three: both Star Wars: Squadrons and Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time dropped from second and third to eighth and ninth, respectively.

Between FIFA 21 and Star Wars: Squadrons, there are five games for the Nintendo Switch at once: the popularity of projects for the Nintendo hybrid console has grown amid the annual Amazon Prime Day promotions.

In total, 18 Nintendo Switch exclusives are listed in the top 40 of the weekly rankings, starting with Animal Crossing: New Horizons in second place, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in third, Switch-version of Minecraft in fourth, and Ring Fit Adventure in fifth.

Benefits from sales include: Just Dance 2020 (# 7 and 233% sales growth), Jumanji: The Video Game (# 14 and 464%), F1 2020 (# 15 and 220%) and Fallout 76 (16th place and over 1000%).

The only new release of the week to debut on the charts is Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid (# 38). Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit was not included in the rating at all – despite being available in retail, the game itself is downloaded via Nintendo eShop.

The top 10 UK retail charts from October 11-17 are as follows (last week’s result is shown in parentheses):

  1. FIFA 21 (1);
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (4);
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (6);
  4. Minecraft (7);
  5. Ring Fit Adventure (10);
  6. Super Mario 3D All-Stars (5);
  7. Just Dance 2020 (17);
  8. Star Wars: Squadrons (2);
  9. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (3);
  10. Grand Theft Auto V (11).

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