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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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