PlayStation 5 has outsold Wii U in the UK, Animal Crossing continues to dominate

PlayStation 5 Wii U sales UK U.K.

In November, Sony and Microsoft launched their next-gen consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. has revealed the monthly video game sales in the U.K. for March 2021, and Sony’s PlayStation 5 has already managed to outsell Nintendo’s Wii U (in addition to Dreamcast and PlayStation Vita).

Everyone knows that the Wii U was a commercial failure, so it is no surprise that Sony has been able to surpass its U.K. sales so quickly. The console was home to a variety of excellent first-party titles, but Nintendo was unable to capitalize on third-party support, among other issues. This has now changed with the Nintendo Switch, with former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé stating in a past interview that the hybrid console was a “make or break product.” also reveals that March was heavily dominated by Nintendo Switch software for physical sales. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still at the top of the rankings, followed closely by Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Monster Hunter Rise.

Here is the full GfK March 2021 top 20 UK boxed games:

Position Title
1 Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo)
3 Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
4 Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Sony)
5 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
6 Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo)
7 FIFA 21 (EA)
8 Minecraft: Switch Edition (Nintendo/Mojang)
9 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision)
10 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
11 Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo)
12 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla (Ubisoft)
13 Minecraft Dungeons (Microsoft)
14 Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
15 Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Nintendo)
16 Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft)
17 Watch Dogs Legion (Ubisoft)
18 51 Worldwide Games (Nintendo)
19 Pokémon Sword (Nintendo)
20 LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Warner Bros)

Despite Sony overtaking the Wii U’s U.K. sales with the PlayStation 5, Nintendo is still continuing to dominate the charts. Monster Hunter Rise debuted last month, with the game already managing to surpass 5 million units sold worldwide. What are your thoughts on this news?


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on GGRecon, Zelda Universe, and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.