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New Mario holds strong as Ace Combat 7 debuts second in UK

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Super Mario on the cover of New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe managed to fend off competition and remain in first place but there's good news for Bandai Namco as Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown debuted in second place, which is the franchise's best UK launch as of yet.

Nintendo's decision to give New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe a new lease of life has obviously proven to be the right one, as the freshly ported Wii U game has sold 166,000 units in the first two days on the Japanese market alone.

Unsurprisingly, the result is well above what the original game managed on the Wii U and the first two days on the market reportedly took care of more than half of the entire shipment in Japan.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe's UK fortunes are obviously on the same page as in Japan, even though its second week saw a 43 per cent drop in sales. As we've learned though, this is still pretty good so Nintendo can keep rubbing their hands, Mr. Burns style.

As for the newcomer, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown has debuted in second place, which is quite the result for Bandai Namco's combat flight simulator, even if it didn't get to overtake Nintendo's Mario port. Most of the sales were on Sony's platform, with the added gimmick of VR apparently proving to be a clever move by the company. 

The rest of the UK physical sales chart is mostly unchanged, with a few shuffles here and there. Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption and Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 stuck to their positions, while FIFA 19 dropped to fifth place, although we don't doubt that it will be back up there soon.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe both dropped by one spot, followed by GTA V and the remasterware aces - Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

Bandai NamcoAce Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

The remainder of UK's physical sales chart is as follows:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • FIFA 19
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy