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Nintendo Switch Sports Tops the UK Charts, More PS5 Stock Boosts GT7 and Horizon Sales

Nintendo Switch Sports Tops the UK Charts, More PS5 Stock Boosts GT7 and Horizon Sales - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2022 / 3,532 Views

Nintendo Switch Sports has debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending April 30, 2022. 

Its debut is smaller than Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort in the UK. Both those games had a similar launch, while Nintendo Switch Sports launch sales are just below half of them. However, its sales were far better than 2014's Wii Sports Club.

Nintendo Switch Sports first week sales are more than six times higher than Ring Fit Adventure, more than double Mario Party Superstars, and nearly eight times higher than Just Dance 2022.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga fell to second place with sales down 25 percent. 

There was more PS5 stock for the week that saw Gran Turismo 7 sales jump 152 percent and up from 11th to third place. Horizon Forbidden West is up from seventh to fourth while sales were up 52 percent.

Nintendo Switch Sports Easily Takes the Top Spot on the UK Charts

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

    1. Nintendo Switch Sports - NEW
    2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    3. Gran Turismo 7
    4. Horizon Forbidden West
    5. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
    6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    7. Elden Ring
    8. Grand Theft Auto V
    9. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
    10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
Signalstar (on 01 May 2022)

Switch Sports will most likely have strong legs for years to come...

  • +1
UnderwaterFunktown (on 01 May 2022)

Not suprised it had a significantly stronger launch than Ring Fit as that only really took off a while later, but selling more than twice as much as Superstars is very impressive.

  • +1
JWeinCom (on 02 May 2022)

Let's take a moment to reflect on the fact that Nintendo has 5 of the top 10 spots in what has generally been a weaker region for them.

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