The latest UK physical video games charts are now in courtesy of GfK. It was a big week for Nintendo with the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury on the Switch. The game turned out to be the fastest-selling release of the year so far, which is an impressive feat and made its debut at No.1. Games Industry also notes that the launch of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury was almost three times the size of the original game. Super Mario 3D World launched in November 2013 and debuted at No.14. Here’s all the details:
“It is actually the third biggest launch for a Mario platform game on Nintendo Switch, ahead of the 2D games — Super Mario Maker 2 (June 2019) and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe (January 2019) — but behind the 3D titles — Super Mario Odyssey (October 2017) and Super Mario 3D All-Stars (September 2020), which seems somewhat fitting for a game that is a cross between Mario’s 2D and 3D adventures. The title’s launch physical sales are more than 2.5 times bigger than New Super Mario Bros U, but a third smaller than Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Overall, it looks like a solid performance. There are a number of Mario games being pushed in the market right now competing with one another, including last year’s All-Stars game. In fact, the 3D collection (no.12) saw an 11% spike in sales this week and Super Mario Odyssey (No.14) enjoyed a 28% sales increase. With Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at No.5, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe at No.16, Super Mario Party at No.18 and Luigi’s Mansion 3 at No.19, there are seven games set in the Mario universe in the boxed Top 20.”
Here is the GfK Top Ten for the week ending February 13th: