The latest weekly sales charts for the UK have been released and it is one of the most interesting charts in some time. Some Nintendo stalwarts have fallen off while AAA releases completely knock the Nintendo Switch from the top 3 as Gran Turismo 7 raced ahead of the pack to secure pole position.
Gran Turismo 7 Finishes Top of Weekly Charts
- Gran Turismo 7
- Elden Ring (Up from 3rd)
- WWE 2K22 (Down from 2nd)
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Up from 5th)
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Up from 26th)
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Up from 17th)
- Horizon Forbidden West (Down from 4th)
- Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
- Pokemon Shining Pearl (Previously unranked)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
Last Word on Gaming Viewpoint
The swell of AAA releases has seen the Nintendo Switch get knocked off its previous perch at the top of the charts. WWE 2K22 has capitalized on its critical reception and overall positive reception with a strong performance, although it fell to the power of the instant classic Elden ring. Neither game was able to beat Gran Turismo 7 which has had a very negative reception from the general gaming audience since its release.
While Nintendo didn’t stay at the top of the charts it had a strong showing with Pokemon three of the remaining seven spaces, with the surprising re-addition of Bowser’s Fury occupying the sixth spot.
What may be the most surprising move is that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has fallen out of the top 10. Mario Kart has been a constant fixture in the charts for years now but as it prepares to welcome the new DLC tracks it falls out of the top 10, for now.
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Starting to now see the big games get into their stride although the fact that Nintendo Switch games are still there speaks volumes. It’s a system that can do no wrong. Nintendo must be in a real catch 22 right now – new systems? Upgrade Switch? Wait another year or 2?