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Sonic Frontiers and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope return to Top Ten | UK Boxed Charts

FIFA, Call of Duty and God of War continue to lead the market

Very little has changed in the final UK boxed chart leading up to Christmas Day.

FIFA 23 was still No.1, with sales up 16% over the week before. This was followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (up 2%), then God of War: Ragnarok (down 7%), Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is still at No.4 (down 4%), Pokémon Violet holds sixth place (down 8%), and Nintendo Switch Sports is still at No.6 (sales flat).

The biggest difference in the charts is that Sonic Frontiers re-enters the Top Ten at No.7, driven by offers that has seen the game fall to below £32 at UK retail. The Nintendo Switch version was the best-selling edition of the game last week.

Another title that continues to benefit from discounting is Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, which re-enters the charts at No.9 after a 50% sales spike. The game has more then tripled in weekly sales over the last two weeks due to deals that has seen it fall to around £30.

One of Mario + Rabbids' biggest competitors is actually its predecessor -- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. The 2017 original has been a mainstay in the Top 20 over the last few months, this is due to the game being sold for under £15. This week the Ubisoft title is at No.15.

In terms of recent releases, The Callisto Protocol drops out of the Top 20 to No.22 after a 25% sales fall week-on-week. Need for Speed: Unbound holds No.28 position after a 4% sales increase. Meanwhile, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion plummets 22 places to No.30 due to a 76% sales decline in its second week.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending December 24:

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 FIFA 23
2 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3 3 God of War: Ragnarok
4 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5 5 Pokémon Violet
6 6 Nintendo Switch Sports
11 7 Sonic Frontiers
7 8 Pokémon Scarlet
14 9 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
9 10 Minecraft: Switch Edition

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