Mario Kart dethrones Deathloop from UK number one – Games charts 18 September

Back in pole position (pic: Nintendo)

The top three selling physical games in the UK last week were all Nintendo Switch titles, although Lost Judgment did make it to number four.

Sales have been low for weeks now in the UK, as the retail market only slowly comes out of the summer games drought, so being number one at the moment really doesn’t mean much in terms of the volume of sales.

Not that it really matters for Deathloop anyway, as its sales are tied to the availability of the PlayStation 5 console, which was out of stock last week. That’s resulted in all PlayStation 5 related games, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, tumbling down the chart.

It also proved a bad week to launch Death Stranding Director’s Cut, which only made it to number 11, but Lost Judgment did relatively well, all things considered; especially as 62% of its sales were for the PlayStation 5 version.

UK all formats retail chart – 18 September

1 (3) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
2 (5) Minecraft (NS)
3 (7) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
4 (-) Lost Judgment (PS5/PS4/XO)
5 (1) Deathloop (PS5/PC)
6 (11) Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS4/XO/PS3/360/PC)
7 (12) Super Mario 3D World + Bower’s Fury (NS)
8 (9) F1 2021 (PS5/PS4/XO)
9 (2) Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5/PS4)
10 (8) WarioWare: Get It Together! (NS)

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK

Japanese console chart – 12 September

1 (-) Tales Of Arise (PS4)
2 (-) WarioWare: Get It Together! (NS)
3 (-) Tales Of Arise (PS5)
4 (1) Ring Fit Adventure (NS)
5 (2) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
6 (3) Minecraft (NS)
7 (4) Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa Mo Teiban! (NS)
8 (5) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)
9 (-) Ys 9: Monstrum Nox (NS)
10 (8) Pokémon Sword/Shield (NS)

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U.S. all formats chart – August

1 (-) Madden NFL 22 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
2 (110) Ghost Of Tsushima (PS4/PS5)
3 (2) Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5)
4 (-) Humankind (PC)
5 (8) Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS4/PS5)
6 (4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)*
7 (1) The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword (NS)*
8 (5) Minecraft (multi)
9 (20) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
10 (7) MLB The Show 21 (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5)^

*does not include digital sales
^Xbox digital sales not included

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

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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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