Video games in physical format see a comeback of engines (game and non-game) on Solcanubi: here are the latest British sales figures
After opening a parenthesis on the results achieved by Death Stranding, let's go back to dissecting for good sales figures for video games. As happens every Monday, in fact, we are gathered here to collect the numbers provided by the British body GfK on the most successful games in the United Kingdom. We specify immediately, as we have been doing for some episodes, that these are the titles in physical format: the results for digital, in fact, do not arrive before the weekend. Having said that, let's dive into this week's ranking: the leading engines certainly won't wait for us!
Let's start with the most awarded game in these sales figures: among the video games that have been able to place more copies, this time F1 2021. The Codemasters racing title has won the acclaim of UK players despite a 37% tumble from week to week. This, however, also means that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD he loses at least one position, and in fact Eiji Aonuma's new effort finds himself second. The Nintendo Switch exclusive has lost ground by 74%, but it is not unusual to see titles aimed at fans tumbling like this in the charts: the bulk of sales are made on day one.
Litmus Test When Consoles Return - Video Game Sales Figures
In the sales figures, the torrid climate, which also reached the United Kingdom, on video games seems to have triumphed. The general opening after the lockdown did the rest. Which is ironic, if we count that the arrival of new PS5s has led to a peak that brings us back to third position. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Insomniac Games' exclusive PS5, in fact, enjoyed a jump of no less than 288%. To echo it we find another work by Insomniac, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which climbs up eleven positions with an increase of 242%, thus finding itself in sixth place.
Next-gen of that - Sales figures for video games
It rains in the wet, and other video games also provide the PS5 fat in the sales figures. Third-party titles, this time around, are Assassin's Creed Valhalla who finds himself twelfth, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ending seventeenth, Marvel's Avengers that returns eighteenth and Resident evil village which replaces nineteenth. In addition, an offer that has resulted Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order under ten pounds led EA's stock to enjoy a 256% jump. The game barely missed the top ten, still with a decent eleventh place.
Nothing new under the sun, or almost - Sales figures for video games
We close the penultimate week of this torrid month with some tail for sales figures. There are in fact some new video games that we have not talked about, but which nevertheless have been able to place themselves in the top 40. We have for example Necromunda: Hired Gun, a new game inspired by the grim (“all there's war”) Warhammer franchise that ranks thirty-third. 41% of sales come from PS5, 32% on PS4 and 27% on all consoles in the Xbox family. The indie role-playing game Cris Talesinstead, it ranks thirty-sixth with 54% on Nintendo Switch, 25% on PS5, 17% on PS4 and 4% on Xbox.
We could not close this special except with our usual one table. You already know how to read it, but in case you are new to this Monday column, we will quickly explain what it is. This week's ranking, which concerns the positions of the games for the one just ended, is at the center; the previous one, however, can be found in the column on the left. In the latter case, remember that this is the data from two weeks ago, which we collected in last Monday's special. Have a good consultation!
|Placements from two weeks ago||Top ten positions for the week just ended||Title concerned|
|1||2||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD|
|10||3||Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart|
|4||5||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|17||6||Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|5||7||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|6||8||Minecraft (formato Nintendo Switch)|
|8||9||Grand Theft Auto V|
|7||10||Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury|
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