- Oct 2, 2019
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury was comfortably the biggest game at UK boxed retail last week, and is the fastest selling release of the year so far.
The Switch platform game is an updated re-release of the 2013 Wii U title, complete with a new side-adventure. Its launch is almost three times the size of the original game, which debuted at No.14 back in late November 2013 (on the same day as the PS4 launch). It's worth noting that the Wii U install base was tiny back then compared with the Switch.
It wasn't just Mario this week, with Bandai Namco's Little Nightmares 2 debuting at No.7. The game's boxed version sold best on PS4 (43% of sales) followed by Switch (37%), then Xbox One (18%) and PC (2%). This chart does not factor in digital sales.
Elsewhere, FIFA 21 rises five places to No.3 after an 140% jump in sales, driven by discounting that took the game down to below £30. The arrival of new PS5 consoles also gave Spider-Man: Miles Morales a boost, which roses eight places to No.4 with a 264% sales spike. PS5 exclusive Demon's Souls also re-entered the charts this week, rising 401% in sales week-on-week and reaching No.17.