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Minecraft for Switch takes No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

The only new game in the charts this week was WRC 10 at No.40

It's been a quiet week at UK retail, which mainly benefited the Nintendo Switch.

Minecraft for Switch took the top spot of the UK physical charts, with a 29% increase in sales week-on-week, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remained at No.2 with a 16% rise.

Further down the top ten, Animal Crossing: New Horizons also saw its sales rise 15% compared to last week, grabbing No.5.

Overall, Switch sales were up 5% week-on-week, while the market as a whole was down 6% in units.

Over on PlayStation 5, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart climbed eight spots to No.4 with sales increasing 38% week-on-week.

EA's F1 2021 saw its price drop, meaning the title jumped from No.17 to No.8 thanks to a 51% rise in sales.

Last week's No.1, Focus' Aliens: Fireteam Elite, dropped to No.12 following a 77% decrease in sales.

You had to look further down to find new entries in the UK charts this week, with The Medium re-entering the list at No.36 following the title's release on PS5, and WRC 10 debuting at No.40.

Here is the GfK top ten for the week ending September 4, 2021:

Last Week This Week Title
3 1 Minecraft for Switch
2 2 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
4 3 Grand Theft Auto 5
12 4 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
7 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
8 6 Marvel's Avengers
5 7 Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
17 8 F1 2021
6 9 FIFA 21
13 10 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

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Marie Dealessandri: Marie joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.
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