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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Still Topping The UK Charts 22 Weeks After Release


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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Still Topping The UK Charts 22 Weeks After Release

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a sales phenomenon, and is showing few signs of slowing down. The game, which has sold over 22 million copies since it released in March, was the top-selling physical release in the UK over the week ending August 22. Gameindustry.biz is reporting that the game jumped to number 1…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Still Topping The UK Charts 22 Weeks After Release

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a sales phenomenon, and is showing few signs of slowing down. The game, which has sold over 22 million copies since it released in March, was the top-selling physical release in the UK over the week ending August 22. Gameindustry.biz is reporting that the game jumped to number 1 despite a 2% drop in sales from the previous week, when it was number 2 on the charts (below UFC 4).

This is just the game’s physical sales in one market, of course, but consider it’s the 22nd week the game has been on sale, the figure is amazing—especially since it means it outsold new release PGA Tour 2K21 in its first week, despite it being a multiplatform title.

Switch games make up four slots on the week’s top 10, while Sony exclusive Ghost of Tsushima has held on well—in fact, Gamesinstry.biz notes that PlayStation exclusives saw a spike due to discounts. Grand Theft Auto V is still in there, too, which is no surprise considering the game’s astonishing performance.

Here’s the complete retail top 10 for the week.

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (last week: 2)
  2. PGA Tour 2K21 (new entry)
  3. EA Sports UFC 4 (last week: 1)
  4. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (last week: 3)
  5. Ghost of Tsushima (last week: 4)
  6. Minecraft (Switch) (last week: 6)
  7. FIFA 20 (last week: 5)
  8. Grand Theft Auto V (last week: 7)
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man (last week: 20)
  10. Ring Fit Adventure (last week: 10)

Notably absent is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare—which is the best-selling game for the year to date in the US.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons remains the second-best selling Switch game—but there’s a good chance of it overtaking Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (26.74 million) before the year is over.

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