Hitman 3 falls to No.11
Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to the top of the UK boxed charts after temporarily losing its place to Hitman 3 last week.
IO Interactive’s stealth game falls to No.11, which may seem like a steep fall, but sales are actually down 68% week-on-week and that is a relatively normal decline for a core game in its second week on sale.
Animal Crossing takes No.1 despite sales dropping 12% week-on-week, while Mario Kart 8: Deluxe rises a place to No.2 having also slipped 12% over the week before.
It wasn’t all drops, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War rises two place to No.3 after a 2% sales increase, while Grand Theft Auto 5 is up to No.4 after a 7% sales increase.
Otherwise, it’s a pretty quiet week for games retail. There are two new entries in the chart, PGA Tour 2K21 at No.31 (sales up 52%) and Fortnite: The Last Laugh bundle, which returns to No.36 after a 50% spike in sales.
Next week is also looking pretty quiet, while the following week marks the launch of the first significant game of the year: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on Nintendo Switch.
Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending January 30th:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||1||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|3||2||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|5||3||Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War|
|6||4||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|4||5||Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|7||7||Ring Fit Adventure|
|8||8||Just Dance 2021|
|11||9||Super Mario 3D All-Stars|
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