Games industry portal shared information UK game retail sales for the period January 2-8, 2022. The week was dominated by the unchanged positions of the top performers.
As in the past, the best arcade racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (in that order), the soccer simulator FIFA 22 and the life simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold better than the others (in that order).
Games Industry notes that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe debuted back in 2017 but has topped the UK retail charts three times in recent months thanks to its new Nintendo Switch bundle.
It’s January and many who went over the top on Christmas and New Years Eve were thinking of getting in shape, so the fitness adventure Ring Fit Adventure apparently returned to the top ten.
Outside the top 10, 51 Worldwide Games have returned to number 13 on the charts with 81 percent sales growth, and Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain has moved up from 26th to 11th place, despite a 19% decline.
The top 10 UK retail charts from January 2nd to 8th are as follows (last week’s result is in parentheses):
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1);
- FIFA 22 (2);
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons (3);
- Minecraft (7);
- Call of Duty: Vanguard (5);
- Ringfit Adventure (11);
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (4);
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (6);
- Just dance 2022 (8);
- Grand Theft Auto V (15).