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Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

Hitman 3 falls to No.11

Animal Crossing: New Horizons returns to the top of the UK boxed charts after temporarily losing its place to Hitman 3 last week.

IO Interactive's stealth game falls to No.11, which may seem like a steep fall, but sales are actually down 68% week-on-week and that is a relatively normal decline for a core game in its second week on sale.

Animal Crossing takes No.1 despite sales dropping 12% week-on-week, while Mario Kart 8: Deluxe rises a place to No.2 having also slipped 12% over the week before.

It wasn't all drops, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War rises two place to No.3 after a 2% sales increase, while Grand Theft Auto 5 is up to No.4 after a 7% sales increase.

Otherwise, it's a pretty quiet week for games retail. There are two new entries in the chart, PGA Tour 2K21 at No.31 (sales up 52%) and Fortnite: The Last Laugh bundle, which returns to No.36 after a 50% spike in sales.

Next week is also looking pretty quiet, while the following week marks the launch of the first significant game of the year: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Nintendo Switch.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending January 30th:

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3 2 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
5 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
6 4 Grand Theft Auto 5
4 5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales
9 6 Minecraft (Switch)
7 7 Ring Fit Adventure
8 8 Just Dance 2021
11 9 Super Mario 3D All-Stars
10 10 FIFA 21
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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.