Nintendo Switch Sports Debuts at #1 on UK Charts

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The UK weekly sales charts for the week ending April 30 2022 have been released by GFK. Nintendo Switch Sports has shot to number one on the charts on its week of release, beating out Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for first place. Let’s take a look at how the charts turned out this week.

Nintendo Switch Sports Tops UK Charts on Debut

Top 15

  1. Nintendo Switch Sports
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Gran Turismo 7
  4. Horizon Forbidden West
  5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Elden Ring
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Kirby and The Forgotten Land
  10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  11. WWE 2K22
  12. Minecraft (Switch Edition)
  13. FIFA 22
  14. Mario Party Superstars
  15. Lego Harry Potter Collection

Last Word on Gaming Viewpoint

The highly anticipated addition to the Wii Sports series, the best-selling title on the Wii, Nintendo Switch Sports has capitalized on the hype and shot up to first place in its debut week despite only releasing a day before the deadline for this weeks chart. All we can do is wait and see if this game has anything close to the success of its predecessors but this is a strong initial sign for Nintendo.

Lego games continue to go strong as the Skywalker Saga was knocked off its perch but remained in second place ahead of Gran Turismo 7. Another lego title rounded out the top 15 with the Harry Potter collection staying at 15th.

Nintendo has a strong showing this week, not only taking the top spot, but also occupying the fifth, sixth, ninth, and tenth places in this week’s chart. The longer life cycle of Nintendo games keeps them in the rotation longer than most titles with older titles like Mario Kart and Animal Crossing beating off strong competition from more recent releases WWE 2K22 and FIFA 22 for spots in the top 10.

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Alex Richards, Site Manager
A wrestling fan since the age of 3 and a gamer since even earlier Alex Richards brings lifelong experience and passion for both mediums to his writing. He aims to cover the Joshi wrestling scene and Irish wrestling scene better than anyone else and loves to analyze sales charts over at Last Word On Gaming
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