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UK charts: Animal Crossing returns to top with huge sales increase

Published: 08:21, 27 April 2020
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing has taken the No.1spot on UK physical sales chart from FIFA 20 for the week ending on 25 April 2020. The Nintendo Switch exclusive saw a 53 per cent sales increase over the previous week.

Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a massive success for the company since launch. The game managed to sell 1.8 million physical units in Japan in its first three days, which makes it the best first week for a Switch game in history.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is also mega-popular worldwide. In the UK, the game has returned to the top of the UK physical sales charts after coming second last week. Thanks to a 53 per cent increase in sales over the previous week, Anima Crossing topped the chart, leaving the usual suspects EA Sports' FIFA 20 and Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in second and third, respectively.

The list is once again jam-packed with Switch titles. Ring Fit Adventure managed to climb back to fourth thanks to a 95 per cent sales increase while Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3 also found their place on the charts.

Nintendo A shot of my home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Not all Starfleet officers wear trousers.

As for the recent games, Square Enix's Final Fantasy VII Remake sales have dropped 50 per cent while Resident Evil 3 Remake is barely in the top 20. Here is the GfK top ten chart for the week ending on 25 April 2020:

  1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  2. FIFA 20
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. Ring Fit Adventure
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  8. Final Fantasy 7: Remake
  9. Luigi's Mansion 3
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

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