The latest UK chart results are in, and it’s established titles that are mostly leading the way, with the most recent Switch hit showing that it has some potential longevity.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is still top of the charts for PS4, but in a repeat of last week Splatoon 2 is just behind in second place. That’s very decent momentum for the shooter, and it held off a variety of price promotions that helped a number of multi-platform titles gain sales in the past week.
Three other key Switch titles can be found in the all-format top 40; The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (predominantly sales of the Switch version) has fallen back to 16th place after a notable climb last week, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is just behind in 17th place. Despite the dip both titles are showing impressive longevity for Nintendo’s system. After a revival last week (helped by hardware restocks) for 1-2-Switch, it’s fallen back 15 places to end the most recent week in 39th spot.
The 3DS had three major releases to accompany the launch of the New Nintendo 2DS XL, and the best-performing by a distance was Miitopia, which made its debut in 7th place. Hey! Pikmin struggled and only managed to secure 29th place, while Dr Kawashima’s Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? didn’t make the all-format top 40 at all. An older title still holding its own, meanwhile, is Pokémon Sun in 36th place.
A decent week for Nintendo UK, all told, even if only one of the games released alongside the New 2DS XL made a notable impact.