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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has raced up to first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending August 14, 2021. Sales increased six percent week-on-week.
Hades debuted in eighth place on the charts, thanks to release on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The PlayStation 5 version accounted for 70 percent of the sales, 23 percent on the PlayStation 4, and seven percent on the Xbox. It should be noted it is available on Xbox Game Pass.
Grand Theft Auto V following a 44 percent increase in sales shot up the charts to second place. Minecraft (NS) climbs from sixth to third place as sales were up 17 percent.
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are in fourth and fifth places, respectively. F1 2021 after taking first last week has dropped to sixth place as sales slip 34 percent.
Thanks to a bigger shipment of PS5 consoles, several PS5 games saw an increase in sales. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with a 313 percent increase in sales re-entered the Top 40 in 10th place. Resident Evil Village climbed up to 11th with sales up 151 percent and Spider-Man: Miles Morales in 12th with sales up 101 percent.
Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Minecraft (NS)
- Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- F1 2021
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Hades – NEW
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.