The weekly UK retail video game sales chart for last week is in and Animal Crossing: New Horizons is off to a monstrous start.
Nintendo’s newest first-party exclusive smashed records and managed to sell more copies in the first week than the launch sales of every other Animal Crossing game combined. Compared to Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS, this one sold 3.5 times more at launch. It also became the biggest launch for any Nintendo Switch game yet and all of this is just counting retail sales which makes it even more impressive.
The second best selling game of the week was Doom: Eternal from Bethesda. Retail sales for this one weren’t so great when compared to the prior entry though as Eternal only sold a third of what Doom 2016 did. You can see the rest of the top ten for the week below.
UK Weekly Retail Video Game Sales Chart: Week Ending March 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Doom: Eternal
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- FIFA 20
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
- Forza Horizon 4
- Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
- Red Dead Redemption 2