Animal Crossing Going Strong

GfK released physical sales data for the last week in the UK.  For the week ending on December 12th Cyberpunk 2077 topped the charts in its week of release.  In more surprising news Animal Crossing: New Horizons is going strong and finished in the top 3 nine months after its release as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.  Here’s the rest of the chart:

  1. Cyberpunk 2077
  2. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  4. Assasin’s Creed Valhalla
  5. FIFA 21 (Down from 1st)
  6. Just Dance 2021
  7. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  8. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  9. Minecraft: Switch
  10. Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Animal Crossing Going Strong

While it comes as no shock that major releases like Cyberpunk, Call Of Duty, FIFA, and Assasin’s Creed occupy high spots on this chart it is pleasantly surprising to see Animal Crossing: New Horizons in second place.  The other releases have a number of advantages over Animal Crossing, the biggest being that Animal Crossing is a Nintendo Switch exclusive while the other four mentioned are cross-platform.  In addition, the other releases are all-new while Animal Crossing released back in March.

This has not stopped gamers from picking up Nintendo’s charming farming simulator which became a huge hit in 2020.  As the Christmas season approaches and the Nintendo Switch continues to shift units we expect Animal Crossing to be the first game in many Switch owners library.  As it should be!

Despite all of the criticism, and there has been A LOT of it, Cyberpunk 2077 topped the weekly charts in the UK thanks in part to the years of hype surrounding the game.  While the current-gen versions of the game have left fans wanting more the PC and next-gen versions don’t have the same issue so we expect Cyberpunk to top the charts for weeks to come as more people get their hands on newer consoles.

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