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FIFA 21 retains No.1 in quiet week before the storm | UK Boxed Charts

Cadence of Hyrule sneaks into the Top 40

EA's FIFA 21 has retained the No.1 spot in the UK physical charts, despite a 50% drop in sales week-on-week.

It's the third consecutive physical No.1 for the football game, although sales remain lower than last year. However, the game has performed much better as a digital download so far this year compared with the previous iteration.

It's a very quiet week for new boxed releases. As a result, Nintendo Switch games dominate once again. Animal Crossing: New Horizons holds No.2 (sales down 11% week-on-week), Minecraft on Switch is at No.3 (sales down 15%), Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is at No.4 (down 25%), Super Mario 3D All Stars is at No.5 (down 7%) and Ring Fit Adventure is at No.6 (down 14%). The drop in sales follows last week's spike due to the Amazon Prime Day sales.

The only new release in the Top 40 is Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer at No.37. The game was initially released last year as a digital-only music-based spin-off of the Zelda series, developed by indie studio Brace Yourself Games.

Things do pick up significantly from this point on. Next week sees the launch of Watch Dogs Legion from Ubisoft, plus the enhanced Nintendo Switch port of Pikmin 3, and then we move into November when two new games consoles join the market.

Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending October 24th:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 FIFA 21
2 2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
4 3 Minecraft (Switch)
3 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
6 5 Super Mario 3D All-Stars
5 6 Ring Fit Adventure
11 7 Minecraft Dungeons
9 8 Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
10 9 Grand Theft Auto 5
12 10 Marvel's Avengers

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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.

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