Shared by ukie on Friday. The UK games industry is worth £7 billion. Its massive increase by 29% from 2019 and beating 2018’s record of just more than billion pounds.
Of course, last year we all have endured hardship and continuing to battle so currently into 2021. 2020 saw a massive increase in video games with games such as Animal Crossing New Horizons being a huge hit and bringing new players to videogames as a whole.
Nintendo will be pleased to see their brand dominating UK gaming charts. For the 4th time this year, Animal Crossing New Horizons is No.1 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe stays in No.2 for the second consecutive week.
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.
Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War has claimed the No.1 spot in the UK charts for the week ending Nov 21st.
Spiderman: Miles Morales swings a Web and is the biggest PS5 launch game. New entry Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch lands 6th, which is a good feat seeing as this month has been busy for the videogame industry with the launch of next gen consoles.
Black Friday sales already have seen a increase for FIFA 21 and WatchDogs Legion respectively.