Mario Madness as Nintendo Dominates — UK Games Chart 5th July 2021

July 5, 2021
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In its second week after release, Mario Golf: Super Rush remains the number one best-selling game in the UK.

Notable changes

- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
has moved up a spot and taken the number three position in the best-selling games, not bad for a game originally released in 2014.

- Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still in the top ten and moved up to position 4.

- The PlayStation flagship Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart has dropped to 6th place from last week’s 3rd.

- Grand Theft Auto V moved up from 13th to 7th.

- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is now 8th.

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes 10th place.


This week, we’ve seen Nintendo dominate the UK top ten sales chart, with its older titles still beating out new releases. Despite newer hardware being available in the guise of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, it seems consumers are still lapping up Nintendo’s franchises and consoles. Does fun factor beat power and graphics? Weigh in on our socials!

The Top 20 Best-Selling Video Games in the UK

  1. Mario Golf: Super Rush
  2. Fifa 21
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Minecraft
  6. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  7. GTA V
  8. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  9. Resident Evil Village
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  11. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  12. Ring Fit Adventure
  13. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 
  14. New Pokémon Snap
  15. Miitopia
  16. Pokémon Sword
  17. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  18. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  19. Just Dance 2021
  20. Minecraft Dungeons

[Statistics published by GfK]

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Jesse Gregoire

Starting with the Sega Mega Drive, I’ve been playing those video game things for what seems like an eternity. Anything with a good narrative is my passion, but you can also find me clicking the heads in FPS games, living a second life in a sim, or looking for those elusive objects in adventure games. I’m still trying to workout what happened in Metal Gear Solid.