The UK has always had some rather strange titles in its top sales charts, but the last two weeks have been espe­cial­ly strange. The past month has seen con­stant fluc­tu­a­tion of titles among the top 20.

For two weeks in a row, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has tak­en the top spot from games that are far more seri­ous in nature. Debut­ing this week was Prey, which has been a long time com­ing, but some­how got beat­en by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This is the first game to actu­al hold the num­ber one spot for more than one week in well over a month.

Oth­er AAA titles have been all over the place on the charts. Last week Call of Duty: Infi­nite War­fare was in 8th and man­aged to make its way back to 4th. A cou­ple of weeks ago FIFA 17 was in the top 4 and had stayed steady in that place for sev­er­al months, but has now dropped to 8th. Ghost Recon: Wild­lands was in 7th, but has now dipped to 10th. The bounc­ing is incred­i­ble, so to see a Mario rac­ing game stay in first place for two weeks in a row is a mir­a­cle.

Below is a list for the top 20 UK game sales for the week end­ing on May 6th, 2017. As usu­al these are not dig­i­tal sales, just retail (phys­i­cal) sales:

Top 20 Games End­ing May 6th, 2017

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 
  2. Prey 
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Call of Duty: Infi­nite War­fare 
  5. LEGO Worlds
  6. Rock­et League 
  7. The Leg­end of Zel­da: Breath of the Wild 
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Hori­zon: Zero Dawn 
  10. Forza Hori­zon 3
  11. Tom Clan­cy’s Ghost Recon: Wild­lands 
  12. Lit­tle Night­mares
  13. Sniper: Ghost War­rior 3
  14. LEGO City Under­cov­er
  15. Over­watch 
  16. WWE 2K17
  17. Mass Effect: Androm­e­da
  18. Halo 5: Guardians 
  19. Tom Clan­cy’s Rain­bow 6: Siege 
  20. Minecraft: Xbox Edi­tion