Nintendo will be happy as the momentum for Animal Cross New Horizons is still going strong and no signs of letting up. Nintendo have dominated the boxed sales this week, though they have seen some decline in percentages per title. Obviously, do take into consideration that some of the Switch games that are in the top 10 have been on sale via the eShop. The figure combined with physical would be more and would be interesting to find out. Of course we have new games incoming soon as we have reached the halfway point in January already.
February and March are looking good months for Nintendo once again. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Feb 12th, Persona 5 Strikers for Switch and PS4 in Feb and Bravely Default 2 in Feb, and lastly Monster Hunter Rise for Switch in March.
PlayStation do have new IP Returnal coming in March. Will that prove to be a hit? It looks rather interesting as it has the Alien vibe going for me personally.
Assassins Creed Valhalla swings it’s axe into the Christmas No. 1 spot. It’s the first time Assassins Creed has claimed no.1 at Christmas, and a first for Ubisoft too.
In no shock as to why Cyberpunk 2077 dropped to third this week. CD Projekt Red sees its new IP drop by 80% in sales this week. Animal Crossing New Horizons saw a 11% drop in sales, first time in a month. Yet only 9,000 units is the difference from ACNH to Assassins Creed Valhalla at No.1.