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Nintendo Switch Sports holds No.1 of UK boxed charts

Nintendo Switch Sports

According to the latest data published by GfK, Nintendo Switch Sports is at the top of the UK boxed sales charts for the second week in a row despite its sales dropping by 32% week-on-week.

The latest Nintendo Sports title seems to be managing to hold off LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga without too much hassle, which remained at No.2 with its week-on-week sales down by 24%.

The PlayStation 5 stock seems to be in good shape this week which resulted in the latest entry in the Horizon franchise, Horizon Forbidden West re-entering the top three with its sales seeing a 108% increase week-on-week.

This week, only a single new release appeared in the boxed charts and it is the latest PlayStation 5 exclusive Sifu. The latest PlayStation title debuted at No.9 during its launch week and according to the published data, 81% of the total boxed sales were accounted for by the PlayStation 5 version of the game, while the PlayStation 4 version accounted for the rest of the sales.

Nintendo Switch titles performed decently last week, mostly due to some retail discounts. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe took No.4 with its sales seeing a 3% increase. Another recently released Nintendo Switch title, Kirby and the Forgotten Land also re-entered the Top Five taking No.5 spot due to its sales increase by 19% week-on-week.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus charted at No.6 followed closely by the latest FromSoftware title Elden Ring at No.7. Elsewhere, Grand Theft Auto 5 came in at No.8 while the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft barely entered Top Ten.

Below are the top ten best-selling boxed video games in the UK for the week ending May 7, 2022:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Nintendo Switch Sports
2 2 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
4 3 Horizon Forbidden West
6 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
9 5 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
5 6 Pokémon Legends: Arceus
7 7 Elden Ring
8 8 Grand Theft Auto 5
New Entry 9 Sifu
12 10 Minecraft (Switch)

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