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Nintendo became the leader of the British gaming market in September



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According to analysts from GfK Entertainment, the best — selling console in the UK in September was the Nintendo Switch-its circulation for the month exceeded 146 thousand devices. This is a 90% increase compared to September 2019.

In total, from January to September 2020, Nintendo sold about 1.3 million switches in the UK, which is 34.2% more than in the same period in 2019.

Nintendo has also become a leader in the market for disc versions and game cartridges. The Japanese company released 32.3% of the 1.07 million copies sold in the UK in September. 41.7% of all disc copies sold were on Switch.

The total circulation of disc versions and cartridges of games in the UK market in September 2020 fell by 35.6% compared to September 2019. In annual terms, revenue also decreased by 45%. Analysts from GfK explained this by the fact that in September 2019, FIFA 20 and a number of other major games were released: Borderland 3, The Legend of Zelda: link’s Awakening, Gears 5 — while in September 2020 there were no such releases.

20 best – selling games in the UK in September — including disc versions and cartridges

  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Minecraft (Switch)
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • NBA 2K21
  • PGA Tour 2K21
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • FIFA 20
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition
  • EA Sports UFC 4
  • F1 2020
  • Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • LEGO Harry Potter Collection
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