Why Is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Still the Best-Selling Game? How Did Black Friday Affect Sales? — UK Games Chart 29 November 2021

November 30, 2021
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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe zoomed back to number one in the UK charts this week, beating out competition from newer titles such as Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Trends and Notable Changes

  • Guardian’s of the Galaxy saw a resurgence; back in the top ten and up to 5th. 
  • Undying block-builder Minecraft also sold well.

Black Friday is over and done with, and hopefully you haven’t been trampled by mammoth hordes of bargain-hunters or beaten to the basket by the tech-savvy. But, this week, we can only speculate that the event has spurred sales on a number of older titles. Mario Kart and Minecraft come back to the fore, while Fifa and Guardians of the Galaxy also get some sales-love thrown their way. Did you pick up some deals over Black Friday? Weigh in on our socials!

The Top 10 Best-Selling Video Games in the UK

  1. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  2. Fifa 22 
  3. Minecraft
  4. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  5. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  6. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
  7. Just Dance 2022
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  9. Far Cry 6
  10. Mario Party Superstars

[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.