Nintendo Switch eShop – UK Sales Charts (06/05/2018)

Notable new releases show the UK eShop Charts may be very different this week. Is FMTouch still high? What about Donkey Kong?

Numbers in brackets are previous positions based on: 29/04/2018 (Unless they haven’t moved) in the UK eShop

How did Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze fare in the eShop charts?
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is the huge new release this week

1: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (NEW) – £49.99
2: Stardew Valley – £10.99
3: Football Manager Touch 2018 (Down from 1st) – £29.99
4: Rocket League (Up from 5th) – £15.04
5: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Down from 3rd) – £19.99
6: Robonauts (80% OFF) – £2.69 (Usually £13.49)
7: Arcade Archives: Vs. Super Mario Bros. – £6.29
8: South Park: The Fractured But Whole (NEW) (Up from 14th) – £49.99
9: Sonic Mania (Down from 8th) – £15.99
10: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (NEW) – £44.99
11: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Up from 13th) – £49.99
12: Timer Man Vs. (NEW) (10% OFF) – £1.61 (Usually £1.79)
13: Celeste (Down from 12th) – £17.99
14: Kirby Star Allies (Up from not charting!) – £49.99
15: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3: Full Burst (New) – £16.99

 

This week the charts are pretty strange, so let’s break it down.

 

Analysis

 

The notable big entries this week are Bandai Namco’s Naruto titles, with the Trilogy placing respectably at 10th, and the third entry as a standalone purchase in 15th. South Park continues to steadily climb post-launch and Donkey Kong of course stormed to the top.

The usual chart topping suspects remain the same, with Minecraft, Rocket League, Stardew Valley and now FM Touch. Robonauts remains high due to a discount, Vs. Super Mario Bros due to nostalgia.

The critical darlings Sonic Mania and Celeste remain in the charts, as is expected now. Kirby returns after vanishing yet again, showing new purchases continuing long after launch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at least no longer the only first party release here!

Timber Man Vs is the final new entry, its low price and lower discount no doubt contributing.

 

That’s all for this week! A good showing both by indies and third parties with of course DK ruling the roost! See you next week where things may be very different! Happy Gaming!

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