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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe surprisingly takes the top of UK chart

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
2. Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2
4. Mortal Kombat 11
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Mortal Kombat 11
5. Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey
7. Grand Theft Auto 5
9. The Division 2
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
10. Yu Gi Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
Konami Digital Entertainment
Yu-Gi-Oh! KONLODNS Legacy of The Duelist Link Evolution

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on August 24, 2019, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe surprisingly takes the top of the UK physical charts. Super Mario Maker 2 remains in the second position. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled slips down to the third place.

While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch sits at the top of the UK physical sales charts this week, the game has sold fewer overall copies than Minecraft, which placed in sixth.

The reason that Minecraft’s Switch version placed in sixth in the UK chart this week is due to the fact that Minecraft has various different publishers for the game’s various versions across all platforms. Last week the game placed in seventh in the chart, but once again this week it has sold marginally more copies than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition overall. Unfortunately the problem is exacerbated by the fact that Nintendo doesn’t share digital sales data, so the sales figures for each game could be further apart in reality.

However, despite these issues, the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft is still the best-selling version of the game.

Super Mario Maker 2 saw a sales increase of 3 percent week-on-week, holding onto second place in the chart. Sales for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled on the other hand, dropped by 19 percent, causing the game to fall to third place.

With new DLC on the way, Mortal Kombat 11 saw an enormous boost to week-on-week sales of 262 percent, moving to fourth place in the chart. The new season of DLC will bring The Terminator, Spawn, Sindel, and The Joker to the game over the course of a few weeks.

With the game seeing some attention in the media due to potential Super Mario Sunshine DLC, Super Mario Odyssey has risen to fifth place in the chart, with a sales boost of 76 percent.

Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to stubbornly hold onto a top 10 position, sitting in seventh this week. While sales were down 13 percent week-on-week, the game is seeing renewed popularity with the constant influx of new content for the new GTA Online casino expansion.

Still riding on the coattails of alien DLC rumours, Red Dead Redemption 2 remains in the top 10 this week in the eighth position. Sales have dropped slightly by 4 percent week-on-week, but the game still seems to be performing well.

The Division 2 saw a boost to sales of 43 percent this week, moving up to the ninth place, and new entry Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist has debuted in 10th place in the chart.

A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.

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