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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops Retail UK Charts During Black Friday Week

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops Retail UK Charts During Black Friday Week - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 28 November 2021 / 4,971 Views

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has race up the UK retail charts from seventh to first place, according to GfK for the week ending November 27, 2021. Sales for the game increased 567 percent due to Nintendo Switch deals for Black Friday. 

Black Friday retail software sales are down 10 percent compared to 2020. This is a drop of 100,000 retail games year-over-year. 

FIFA 22 took second place as sales increased 145 percent. The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft came in third place as sales were up 258 percent.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is in fourth place as sales remained flat week-over-week. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy jumped up 12 spots to take fifth place as sales were up 419 percent.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond after debuting in first last week dropped down to sixth place as sales were down percent. Pokémon Shining Pearl fell from second to 11th as sales were down 58 percent. If you combined the sales of the two games it would have been in third place.

Just Dance 2022 took seventh place as sales increased 133 percent, while Animal Crossing: New Horizons is in eighth place as sales were up 94 percent. Far Cry 6 took ninth place as sales are up 49 percent.

Battlefield 2042 fell from third to 12th place in its second week as sales fell 58 percent. Farming Simulator 22 debuted in 13th place with the PS4 version accounting for 37 percent of the sales, followed by the Xbox version at 34 percent, the PS5 version at 14 percent, and the PC version at 14 percent.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles for the week:

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

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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kazuyamishima (on 29 November 2021)

No mention of hardware sales, maybe they were underwhelming?

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Kakadu18 (on 29 November 2021)

MK8DX apparently sold at least 87k copies that week. Over 2mil lifetime in the UK.

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Legit (on 29 November 2021)

Nintendo freaking dominated the UK over half a million boxed switch bundles were sold during black Friday

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Zippy6 Legit (on 29 November 2021)

No... Switch did not sell 500k in UK alone on black Friday. No idea where you got that.

Last year it sold 567k in the whole of Europe for BF week. 500k in just the UK is silly.

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