After two consecutive weeks at the top of the chart, Marvel’s Avengers has been knocked off by Nintendo’s triple bundle package that is Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars brings together Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy in one single cartridge for the Nintendo Switch. The bundle has seen the third-biggest launch for any game in 2020 in the UK, just after The Last Of Us Part 2, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
GfK data suggests that Super Mario 3D All-Stars has already become the fifth fastest-selling Nintendo Switch game ever in the UK. So far it’s behind Pokemon Sword and Shield, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Odyssey. The bundle is also the 15th biggest launch for Nintendo of all time, sitting behind Super Mario Odyssey.
The only other Mario games to beat Super Mario 3D All-Stars’ launch were Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Marvel’s Avengers has only dropped to second place this week, with sales dropping by 46 percent week-on-week. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has managed to retain third place for another week, seeing sales drop by only 5 percent week-on-week.
Overall this was a very lucrative week for Nintendo. Even Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in fifth, for the third week in a row, and actually saw a 9 percent week-on-week boost to sales. This shows that Nintendo Switch hardware is still selling well, even with consumers clamoring for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S pre-orders.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 falls to fourth this week with sales dropping by 54 percent week-on-week.
Two new entries have also made it into the top ten this week. WWE 2K Battlegrounds debuts in sixth place. The game has stepped in to replace a full WWE 2K game release this year. Earlier in the year Take-Two Interactive explained that the developers needed more time to make a next-gen WWE 2K that would live up to fan’s expectations.
The second new entry this week was eFootball PES 2021 Season Update. Once again, this is a scaled back entry for the series, put in place whilst a next-gen PES entry is prepared for next year.
Retail unit sales are up by 33 percent week-on-week, and revenue has seen a 49 percent boost as a result. This week the market’s value is up by 11.1 percent year-on-year.
The top ten best selling games for the week ending September 19, 2020 are as follows.
1. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
2. Marvel’s Avengers
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
6. WWE 2K Battlegrounds
7. Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition
8. Minecraft Dungeons
9. eFootball PES 2021 Season Update
10. Grand Theft Auto 5