A year later, you still can't keep Animal Crossing: New Horizons away from the top of the UK Charts


All Switch, All Day

It’s been on the shelves for over a year, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to invite new residents onto its islands. This week, the Switch social sim found its way back to the top spot of the UK Charts, usurping Electronic Arts’ soccer sim FIFA 21, which now sits at number two.

In terms of the UK’s physical sales, it remains The Nintendo Show. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe pulls in at number three, while the remastered Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury sits just behind at number four. The Switch edition of Minecraft and newly released adventure Monster Hunter Rise are at five and six respectively, while Ring Fit Adventure is still toning tummies at number nine. The remaining three spots are taken up by AAA mainstays Grand Theft Auto V, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

As we push into mid-April, the shelves remain relatively bare, with only Housemarque’s Returnal, Nintendo’s New Pokemon Snap, and Square Enix’s NieR Replicant likely to shake up the physical sales scene, if only temporarily. For the near future, it appears the UK Charts will remain a testament to the mainstream appeal of the Switch platform.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: April 10, 2021(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo2. FIFA 21 – Electronic Arts3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo4. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Nintendo5. Minecraft – Nintendo6. Monster Hunter Rise – Capcom7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take-Two Interactive 8. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Activision9. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo 10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – Ubisoft

U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]