Nintendo Strength
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The latest physical sales charts for the UK have been published covering the week ending December 4, 2021. Nintendo’s strength is on full display in these charts as six of the top ten spots are occupied by Nintendo Switch exclusive titles, although none were able to topple EA’s massive FIFA 22. Let’s delve into the latest charts from the UK.

UK Charts – Nintendo Strength On Display

Switch Not Slowing Down

    1. FIFA 22 (Up from 2nd)
    2. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Down from 1st)
    3. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Up from 4th)
    4. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Up from 6th)
    5. Just Dance 2022 (Up from 7th)
    6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Up from 8th)
    7. Minecraft Switch Edition (Down from 3rd)
    8. Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy (Down from 5th)
    9. Mario Party Superstar (Up from 10th)
    10. Pokemon Shining Pearl (Up from 11th)

Nintendo Shines

It’s not a new talking point but the long-standing success of the Nintendo Switch is something to behold with many of its top titles selling long after they should have. Games like Mario Kart 8, Minecraft Switch Edition, and even Animal Crossing: New Horizons, have been constant features in the top 10 charts since their releases in years past.  These games with long-lasting appeal are mixed in with new releases like the re-released Pokemon classics, Mario Party, and Just Dance to further solidify Nintendo’s strength.

FIFA 22 Fending Off Opposition

After a brief spell away from the top spot FIFA 22 has reclaimed its place at the top of the charts. It’s nothing shocking to anyone in the gaming sphere but FIFA is an annual juggernaut for EA that continues to dominate charts of all kinds with its impressive sales. This all comes despite the future of the franchise up in the air and the games continuing to decrease in overall quality.

September release Call of Duty: Vanguard also continues to go strong but has lost more steam than FIFA.

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