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Minecraft for Nintendo Switch takes No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

It was a very quiet week at UK retail

Minecraft on Switch was the best selling boxed title in the UK for the week ending January 15 -- sales for the SKU increased 112% week-on-week.

It was followed by FIFA 22, which remained steady at No.2 for the third week in a row.

Super Mario Party charted at No.3, growing 386% week-on-week following various retailer sales.

Last week's No.1, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, settled for No.4 with a 38% drop in sales.

Two titles re-entered the charts in good positions this week: Minecraft Dungeons took No.7 with a 387% growth, and WarioWare: Get it Together landed at No.12 with a 465% increase in sales week-on-week. Both were boosted by retailer promotions.

Boxed unit sales across all titles were down 26% week-on-week as the industry is slowly getting ready to a number of big releases in the coming weeks including Pokémon Legends Arceus, Rainbow Six Extraction, and Elden Ring.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending January 15:

Last Week This Week Title
4 1 Minecraft (Switch)
2 2 FIFA 22
29 3 Super Mario Party
1 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
3 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
5 6 Call of Duty: Vanguard
Re-entry 7 Minecraft Dungeons
9 8 Just Dance 2022
6 9 Ring Fit Adventure
10 10 Grand Theft Auto 5
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Marie Dealessandri joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016 at B2B magazine MCV. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack.