Nintendo Switch Sports scores third week at number one – Games charts 14 May

Nintendo Switch Sports box
Expect to see it at number one next week too (pic: Nintendo)

One of the slowest weeks of the year has given Evil Dead: The Game a chance to get surprisingly high in the UK sales charts.

With no major new releases last week, and none on the immediate horizon, Nintendo Switch Sports could be settling in for a very long stay at the top of the UK boxed sales charts.

With a mere 100,000 games sold overall in the top 40, most of the existing titles have barely seen any change in chart position. However, there was one new entry, with Evil Dead: The Game debuting at number five.

It likely would’ve been ignored at retail during any other time of the year, especially as it’s primarily an online title, but a sensible release date has given it a higher profile than it would otherwise have enjoyed.

UK all formats retail chart – 14 May

1 (1) Nintendo Switch Sports (NS)
2 (2) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (NS/PS5/XO/PS4)
3 (3) Horizon Forbidden West (PS5/PS4)
4 (4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
5 (-) Evil Dead: The Game (PS5/PS4/XO)
6 (6) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)
7 (10) Minecraft (NS)
8 (8) Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS5/PS4/XO/XSX/PC)
9 (11) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS)
10 (15) FIFA 22 (NS/PS4/PS5/XO/XSX)

Ukie Games Charts©, compiled by GfK

Japanese console chart – 8 May

1 (-) Nintendo Switch Sports (NS)
2 (3) Kirby And The Forgotten Land (NS)
3 (1) eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (NS)
4 (4) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
5 (2) eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 (PS4)
6 (6) Minecraft (NS)
7 (7) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)
8 (R) Ring Fit Adventure (NS)
9 (R) Mario Part Superstars (NS)
10 (R) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)

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U.S. all formats chart – April

1 (-) Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
2 (1) Elden Ring (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
3 (-) MLB The Show 22 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5)^
4 (-) Kirby And The Forgotten Land (NS)*
5 (-) Nintendo Switch Sports (NS)*
6 (6) Call Of Duty: Vanguard (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
7 (2) Horizon Forbidden West (PS4/PS5)
8 (8) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)*
9 (-) Gran Turismo 7 (PS4/PS5)
10 (3) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)*

*does not include digital sales
^Xbox digital sales not included

Note: U.S. charts are organised by revenue, not unit sales

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GameCentral Top 20 – 2021

1. Returnal (PS5)
2. Metroid Dread (NS)
3. Wildermyth (PC)
4. Forza Horizon 5 (XO/XSX/PC)
5. Monster Hunter Rise (NS)
6. The Forgotten City (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
7. Inscryption (PC)
8. Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4/NS/PS5/PC)
9. Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
10. Loop Hero (NS/PC)
11. Psychonauts 2 (XO/PS4/XSX/PC)
12. Guilty Gear -Strive- (PS4/PS5/PC)
13. Dungeon Encounters (PS4/NS/PC)
14. Halo Infinite (XO/XSX/PC)
15. It Takes Two (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
16. Genesis Noir (XO/NS/PC)
17. New Pokémon Snap (NS)
18. Little Nightmares 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
19. Death’s Door (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
20. The Eternal Cylinder (XO/PS4/PC)

The chart above lists our best reviewed titles of 2021 but as usual does not include remakes, remasters, expansions, re-releases, compilations, games not yet released in the UK, or versions of games previously released on other formats.

Readers’ Top 20 – 2021

1. Returnal (PS5)
2. Metroid Dread (NS)
3. Psychonauts 2 (XO/PS4/XSX/PC)
4. Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
5. Forza Horizon 5 (XO/XSX/PC)
6. Resident Evil Village (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
7. Life Is Strange: True Colors (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
8. The Forgotten City (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
9. Far Cry 6 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia/Luna)
10. Outriders (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC/Stadia)
11. Chicory: A Colorful Tale (PS4/NS/PS5/PC)
12. Tales Of Arise (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
13. Little Nightmares 2 (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
14. Death’s Door (XO/PS4/NS/XSX/PS5/PC)
15. It Takes Two (XO/PS4/XSX/PS5/PC)
16. Monster Hunter Rise (NS)
17. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (PS4/NS/PC)
18. Deathloop (PS5/PC)
19. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
20. Halo Infinite (XO/XSX/PC)

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