May 17, 2022

UK’s Best-Selling Black Friday Game Revealed

However, at this point in time, I don’t know how there are people who DON’T have it yet

Black Friday has been and gone, and we now know what the best-selling (boxed) video game of the sales-tastic week was.

Brace yourselves: Mario Kart 8: Deluxe.

Yes, the Nintendo Switch port of the Wii U title was the UK’s best-selling boxed game of the week.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe can often be found within the top 10 best-selling games lists on any given week.

However, the Black Friday sales saw a staggering 567% increase in sales week-on-week, according to GamesIndustry.biz.

Obviously, the sales of the Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Nintendo Switch bundle contributed to these figures.

Still, the sales figures are staggering, especially when you consider that physical sales were down overall year-on-year.

Again, GamesIndustry.biz notes that around 100,000 fewer boxed games were sold this last week in comparison to the same week in 2020.

For anyone curious, the best-selling (physical) games of the Black Friday week were;

  1. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (previous week: 7th)
  2. FIFA 22 (previous week: 5th)
  3. Minecraft – Nintendo Switch edition (previous week: 12th)
  4. Call of Duty: Vanguard (previous week: 4th)
  5. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (previous week: 17th)
  6. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (previous week: 1st)(Pokémon Shining Pearl came in at 11th this week, and debuted last week in 2nd)
  7. Just Dance 2022 (previous week: 10th)
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (previous week: 11th)
  9. Far Cry 6 (previous week: 8th)
  10. Mario Party Superstars (previous week: 13th)

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