UK Charts: Super Mario 3D All-Stars Bounces Back As March 31st Withdrawal Looms


SM3D All-Stars© Nintendo

Last week saw some key Switch titles slump slightly in the UK charts, but fast forward seven days and things are looking a little more encouraging, despite the absence of any new major physical releases.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury holds onto the top spot, despite shedding almost 20% of its sales compared to last week. The fact that Super Mario 3D All-Stars is being withdrawn from sale at the end of this month is perhaps a key reason for its rise up to sixth place – last week, it was sitting just outside of the top ten.

Keeping on the topic of Mario, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe rose from sixth to fourth, further cementing its evergreen status (it came out in 2017, lest we forget) while Super Mario Odyssey jumped from 17th to 13th place (again, that’s another 2017 release).

Mario’s influence was felt in other games, too – Animal Crossing: New Horizons (which appeared to be flagging last week) has rallied somewhat, earning a 40% boost in sales and rising from 7th to 3rd. This could be thanks to the introduction of special Super Mario items in the game.

Elsewhere, Minecraft and Ring Fit Adventure also climbed back up the chart; the former has gone from 10th to 8th while the latter has re-entered the top ten, rising from 14th to 9th. Even Zelda: Breath of the Wild is heading in the right direction – three weeks ago, it was at number 28, but this week it’s sitting pretty in 15th place. Not bad for a game that’s now four years old.

Sadly, Bravely Default II – one of the biggest Switch exclusives of the year so far – finds itself in 33rd position, dropping from 11th place last week.

Here’s a look at this week’s top ten all formats chart:

[Compiled by GFK]

< Last week’s charts


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