UK’s physical games market has surged to its biggest April in five years, selling more than one million copies, according to a report from gamesindustry.biz, with data coming from German market research company GfK.
The UK’s boxed games market, including accessories and consoles, recorded more than $150 million for retailers last month. The best-selling physical game released was the Final Fantasy VII: Remake, the highly-anticipated makeover of the classic FFVII.
April still experienced a 13 percent drop from March, which was boosted by the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which quickly became a worldwide phenomenon and one of the best-selling games of the year.
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Nintendo still retained its crown as the top-selling games publisher thanks their products’ longevity and friendliness to all sorts of gamers, accounting for 21.5 percent of physical games sold in April.
For example, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a three-year-old game, is the eighth-best-selling game in April, beating out new releases like Resident Evil 3.
Here’s a list of the top 20 physical games releases in the UK for the month of April.
April UK GfK Physical Top 20
|1||Final Fantast VII: Remake|
|2||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
|4||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|5||Resident Evil 3|
|6||Forza Horizon 4|
|7||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|8||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|9||Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order|
|10||Persona 5 Royal|
|11||Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy|
|12||Luigi’s Mansion 3|
|13||Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled|
|14||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|15||Ring Fit Adventure|
|16||The Last of Us: Remastered|
|17||Spyro Reignited Trilogy|
|19||Just Dance 2020|
|20||New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe|