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UK chart unchanged at the top, Super Mario Maker 2 first

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Super Mario Maker 2

Things are unchanged at the top of UK's physical sales chart, with Nintendo's Super Mario Maker 2 retaining its lead over second-placed Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Codemasters' F1 2019, but there were some shakeups at the bottom.

That said, all three titles at the top suffered similar drops, which may seem a bit worrying at a glance, but are actually considered pretty good results for second and third weeks on the market. 

Super Mario Maker 2 suffered a 47 per cent drop compared to the last week, when it launched and dethroned Activision and Beenox's remake of the fan favourite Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

As for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, the remake failed to make the kind of splash made by its platformer counter-part Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, whose eight-week stay at the top is unlikely to be beaten anytime soon, although you could say that the timing was everything in that specific case.

Nevertheless, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is still doing well, and it has suffered a 45 per cent drop in its third week, which as we already said is more than decent.

Codemasters' F1 2019 is in its second week on the shelves and has taken a 57 per cent compared to last week's sales, but it was enough to retain the third place. 

Nintendo are gaining some serious traction in these hot summer days, and the UK physical sales chart is enough of a proof - Japanese gaming specialist has as many as four exclusives in the top 10.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reported 9 and 21 per cent increases in sales, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild actually made its way into the top 10 in spite of the 9 per cent drop. 

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The remainder of the top 10 chart is as follows:

  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • F1 2019
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mortal Kombat 11