Nintendo Conquers UK Games Market During The Holidays

Nintendo Conquers UK Games Market During The Holidays

According to, Nintendo was the UK’s biggest publisher of physical games in December.

This verdict comes from the UKIE/GfK report which revealed that over 30 percent of all games sold in December were on Nintendo platforms.

29.5 percent of these sales were for the Nintendo Switch console alone.

Here’s their take on Nintendo’s individual games that came out during the month of December.

Nintendo’s success was driven by Super Smash Bros Ultimate, which was the biggest new release of the month and shifted 284,155 games in physical form alone.

However, it wasn’t the best-selling game of December. The top selling titles were Red Dead Redemption 2 at No.1, followed by FIFA 19 and then Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Smash Bros had to settle for No.4.

It was one of two Nintendo games in the Top Ten, with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe at No.7. Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu also sold well reaching No.12, and if sales had been combined with its Eevee sister edition, the game would have reached No.8.

Nintendo held 19.3 percent of total games sold which made it the top publisher in December with EA coming in at second with 13. 6 of the games sold that month.

This does only account for physical games sold so digital sales aren’t included.

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