Following Nintendoâ€™s decision to reduce the Switchâ€™s price to Â£260, we expected to see first-party Nintendo games riding the all-formats retail chart high this week.
The sudden price cut doesnâ€™t appear to have had any impact whatsoever, however, with just four Switch games in the top ten. WarioWare: Get It Together â€“ the latest major Switch release – also dropped from no.1 to #11 during its second week on sale.
Instead, itâ€™s the PS5 that rules the roost. This appears to be down to a combination of Deathloopâ€™s arrival â€“ with the critically acclaimed Bethesda-published shooter claiming no.1 â€“ and a PS5 restock at retailer GAME.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales climbed from #15 to #2, while Ghost of Tsushima: Directorâ€™s Cut rose from #12 to #3. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart greatly benefited too, rising from #34 to #8.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe took #4, F1 2021 fell to #5, Minecraft on Switch sticks around at #6, Animal Crossing: New Horizons dropped one place to #7, while Mario 3D World + Bowerâ€™s Fury climbed to #9. Then at #10, itâ€™s the evergreen GTA V.
WarioWare: Get It Together wasnâ€™t the only recent new release to take a tumble. Tales of Arise fell from #2 to #17, while Life is Strange: True Colours went from #7 to #29.
Bus Simulator 21,Â Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions, and Game Builder Garage departed the top 40, meanwhile.