Even though supermarkets were limiting purchases of Animal Crossing: New Horizons to three per customer (hoo hoo!), the island getaway package has achieved great things.
Not only is it the UKâ€™s new no.1, tearing ahead of DOOM Eternal, but according to GI.biz itâ€™s also the fastest-selling Switch game so far. Well, the best singular game â€“ it couldnâ€™t beat the combined launch week sales of PokÃ©mon Sword and Shield, GI.biz notes.
Itâ€™s still a mighty impressive feat, putting it ahead of Linkâ€™s Awakening, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Super Mario Odyssey.
New Horizonsâ€™ physical sales were also 3.5 times higher over New Leaf on 3DS. Considering the Government recommends staying indoors, digital sales were likely record-breaking too.
DOOM Eternal debuts at #2. Physical sales were down over its predecessor, which is understandable in these digital times, but itâ€™s likely it still had a successful launch – GI.biz claims 475,000 physical games were sold in the UK over the last seven days. We sincerely hope the majority were purchased online. GAMEâ€™s staff donâ€™t deserve your germs.
Indeed, bored gamers seemingly snapped up a tonne of titles while waiting for the pandemic to pass. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (at #3), FIFA 20 (#4), and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#5) all saw substantial sales boosts.
GTA V remained at #6. The rest of the top ten then sees a rejig, featuring Crash N. Sane Trilogy (up five places), Forza Horizon 4 (up four), Crash Team Racing (up fifteen places), and finally Red Dead Redemption 2 at #10, up from #14.
But it wasnâ€™t all good news. Nioh 2 has plummeted from the top spot to #25 during its second week on sale. Despite an increase in Switch sales, PokÃ©mon Mystery Dungeon also had a rough week falling from #3 to #14.
Minecraft on Switch is another notable casualty, taking a tumble from #9 to #26. This could be down to stock issues, however, as it suffered a similar drop earlier this year.