Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is immortal: despite being launched on Switch in 2017, Nintendo’s home racing game continues to sell at incredible paces, which in the last week of the year allowed him to claim the first position
In the week from 26 December 2021 to 1 January 2021, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the most sold physical game in the UK. Despite his seniority (the original game for Wii U dates back to 2014!) he managed to do better than the more recent FIFA 22 and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, who complete the podium. GamesIndustry.biz to note that this is the seventh time the game occupies the first position since it was published in April 2017.
Sales ranking UK
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe FIFA 22 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Spider-Man: Miles Morales Call of Duty: Vanguard Pokémon Diamond Lucente Minecraft (Switch) J
*Data provided by GfK and based on the physical market only.
As you will have already noticed, the Top 10 includes five exclusive Nintendo, to which goes to add a third party game for Switch. Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales’ legs are also remarkable, and they continue to sell well together with the new stocks of PlayStation 5.