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Mario Kart 8 was best-selling Black Friday game – Games charts 27 November


Enjoying a good Friday (pic: Nintendo)

Over half a million Nintendo Switch games were sold last week, during the Black Friday sales, as FIFA 22 and Minecraft also do well.

Thanks to being bundled with the original Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe emerged as by far the biggest seller of Black Friday, in terms of physical sales, with a 567% increase on the previous week.

If the two Pokémon remake games were counted as one game, as they are in the Japanese charts, they’d be number three, but the biggest milestone of the week was the Switch version of Minecraft, which overtook Zelda: Breath Of The Wild to become the fourth bestselling Switch game ever in the UK.

Overall, this year’s Black Friday saw 100,000 fewer physical sales than last year, although that’s about what you’d expect given the continued rise of digital and the fact that there were no bundles for PlayStation or Xbox consoles.

UK all formats retail chart – 27 November

1 (7) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
2 (5) FIFA 22 (PS4/XO/PS5/NS)
3 (12) Minecraft (NS)
4 (4) Call Of Duty: Vanguard (PS5/PS4/XO)
5 (17) Guardians Of The Galaxy (PS5/PS4/XO)
6 (1) Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (NS)
7 (10) Just Dance 2022 (NS/PS4/XO/PS5)
8 (11) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
9 (8) Far Cry 6 (PS5/XO/PS4)
10(13) Mario Party Superstars (NS)

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK

Japanese console chart – 21 November

1 (-) Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl (NS)
2 (2) Mario Party Superstars (NS)
3 (-) Battlefield 2042 (PS4)
4 (1) Shin Megami Tensei 5 (NS)
5 (-) Battlefield 2042 (PS5)
6 (4) Ring Fit Adventure (NS)
7 (7) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
8 (9) Minecraft (NS)
9 (8) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
10(10) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)

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U.S. all formats chart – October

1 (-) Far Cry 6 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
2 (-) Back 4 Blood (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
3 (-) Metroid Dread (NS)*
4 (1) Madden NFL 22 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
5 (-) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
6 (2) FIFA 22 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
7 (-) Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
8 (-) Mario Party Superstars (NS)*
9 (-) NHL 22 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5)
10(3) NBA 2K22 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)*

*does not include digital sales

Note: U.S. charts are organised by revenue, not unit sales

The NPD Group/NPD Funworld

GameCentral Top 10 – 2021

1. Returnal (PS5)
2. Monster Hunter Rise (NS)
3. It Takes Two (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
4. Guilty Gear -Strive- (PS4/PS5/PC)
5. Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4/PS5/PC)
6. Little Nightmares 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
7. Genesis Noir (XO/NS/PC)
8. New Pokémon Snap (NS)
9. Scarlet Nexus (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
10. R-Type Final 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PC)

GameCentral Top 20 – 2020

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
2. The Last Of Us Part 2 (PS4)
3. Spelunky 2 (PS4/PC)
4. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps (XO/NS/XSX/PC)
5. Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
6. Half-Life: Alyx (PC VR)
7. Nioh 2 (PS4)
8. Hades (NS/PC)
9. Cyberpunk 2077 (XO*/PS4*/PC/Stadia)
10. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4/PC)
11. Doom Eternal (XO/PS4/NS/PC)
12. The Pathless (PS4/PS5/PC/iOS)
13. Star Wars: Squadrons (XO/PS4/PC)
14. Horace (NS/PC)
15. Ghostrunner (XO/PS4/NS*/PC)
16. Paper Mario: The Origami King (NS)
17. Streets Of Rage 4 (XO/PS4/NS/PC)
18. Immortals Fenyx Rising (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
19. Mortal Shell (XO/PS4/PC)
20. Wasteland 3 (XO/PS4/PC)

The chart above lists our best reviewed titles of 2020 but as usual does not include remakes (with the special exception of Final Fantasy 7), remasters, expansions, re-releases, compilations, games not yet released in the UK, or versions of games previously released on other formats.

*Not recommended at launch

Readers’ Top 20 – 2020

1. The Last Of Us Part 2 (PS4)
2. Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
4. Hades (NS/PC)
5. Ghost Of Tsushima (PS4)
6. Astro’s Playroom (PS5)
7. Demon’s Souls (PS5)
8. Immortals Fenyx Rising (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
9. Doom Eternal (XO/PS4/NS/PC)
10. Star Wars: Squadrons (XO/PS4/PC)
11. Cyberpunk 2077 (XO*/PS4*/PC/Stadia)
12. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps (XO/NS/XSX/PC)
13. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4/PS5)
14. Streets Of Rage 4 (XO/PS4/NS/PC)
15. Horace (NS/PC)
16. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
17. Wasteland 3 (XO/PS4/PC)
18. Paper Mario: The Origami King (NS)
19. Half-Life: Alyx (PC VR)
20. Lonely Mountains: Downhill (XO/PS4/NS/PC)

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