If we were gambling men, we would have put money on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe once again topping the UK top 40 physical chart. Itâ€™s a good job we didnâ€™t lay cash down – this weekâ€™s no.1 has come out of leftfield, being good old Minecraft on Switch.
FIFA 22 holds onto #2. At #3 itâ€™s another unexpected top ten re-entry â€“ 2018â€™s Super Mario Party, up from #29. We can only assume it was heavily discounted somewhere.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe â€“ last weekâ€™s chart-topper – fell to #4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons followed suit, dropping to #5. Continuing this trend, Call of Duty: Vanguard moved down to #6.
At #7 itâ€™s a re-entry for Minecraft Dungeons. A top 40 re-entry, we should note.
Just Dance 2022 climbed to #8, Ring Fit Adventure â€“ which surged to #6 last week â€“ fell to #9, and then at #10 itâ€™s the evergreen GTA V.
WarioWare: Get It Together missed out on a top ten placing, re-entering the chart at #12. The microgame package can be found for Â£30 on Amazon currently. Metroid Dread did manage to re-enter the top 20 though, dashing from #36 to #18.
Half the UK top 40 comprises of first-party Nintendo titles this week, so forgive us for a Switch centric rundown. After WarioWare at #12 it isnâ€™t until #19 that a multiformat release appears â€“ EAâ€™s F1 2021.
At the lower end of the chart thereâ€™s more, slight, multiformat action – Back for Blood rises from #35 to #30, while Kena: Bridge of Spirits re-enters the chart at #38.