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UK charts: Switch Minecraft tops the charts, while Aliens: Fireteam Elite drops out of the top 10

Analytical Firm GfK shared information on sales of retail editions of games in the UK during the period from August 29 to September 4 this year. The week was marked by an unexpected leader.

Image source: Microsoft

Image source: Microsoft

The most popular game of the past reporting period in British retail was the Switch version of Minecraft. She was accompanied on the virtual podium by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Grand Theft Auto V.

The leader of the previous week – the co-op shooter Aliens: Fireteam Elite from Cold Iron Studios and Focus Home Interactive – could not support the starting impulse and flew out of the top 10 (12th line).

Image source: Codemasters

Image source: Codemasters

In the absence of fresh releases, the action-adventure platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and the F1 2021 motorsport simulator have returned to the top ten.

This week will mark the release of several notable games at once, including Life is Strange: True Colors, Tales of Arise and WarioWare: Get It Together! (all three will debut on Friday).

The top 10 UK retail charts from 29 August to 4 September are as follows (last week’s result is shown in parentheses):

  1. Minecraft (3);
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2);
  3. Grand Theft Auto V (4);
  4. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (12);
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (7);
  6. Marvel’s Avengers (8);
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (5);
  8. F1 2021 (17);
  9. FIFA 21 (6);
  10. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (13).

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