January 14th, 2019, 16:03 Posted By: wraggster
Nintendo's latest Switch release took the (super) crown in the UK Charts this week, with New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe debuting at No.1.
The game -- a port of both the Wii U launch title and it's Luigi-centric expansion -- is only the fourth Switch title to top the charts, following Super Smash Bros Ultimate just before Christmas, Mario Tennis Aces last summer and a two-week stint at No.1 for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe back in April 2017.
NSMBU Deluxe far outperformed its original release, shifting 24.8% more copies than the Wii U version did at launch -- and, as always, that's excluding digital.
Mario's return, plus a 52% sales drop week-on-week, knocks last week's No.1 -- FIFA 19 -- down to No.2. Red Dead Redemption 2 also suffered a similar drop in sales, down 53%, slipping to No.3.
Beyond that, there is little movement in the Top 10. Nintendo holds three positions, with Smash Bros and Mario Kart at No.5 and No.6 respectively.
There is one re-entry this week: Grand Theft Auto V returns to the Top 10, up eight places to No.8.
Naturally, the early weeks of January are often quiet in terms of chart moment due to a lack of new release. The slate of upcoming titles begins to fill out in the second half of the month, with Ace Combat 7 releasing this Friday.
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