Published On: Thu, Jan 10th, 2019

Nintendo Crushed It In The UK Over Christmas, Best-Selling Physical Publisher In December


Nintendo had a pleasingly successful holiday deteriorate in a UK market, offered adequate earthy games to turn a best-selling publisher of December.

According to, a vital apportionment of this success came interjection to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that sole an considerable 284,155 copies during retail. Other titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! also had a plain month, with Mario Kart indeed fasten Smash in a tip 10 for altogether sales.

Nintendo didn’t conduct to travel divided with tip mark in a Dec charts – Red Dead Redemption 2, FIFA 19, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 all outsold Smash Ultimate – though a sum participation of vital Nintendo titles meant that 29.5% of all earthy sales were for a Nintendo Switch (slightly behind PS4’s 39.7% total).

Of course, a PS4’s tip games all come from a accumulation of publishers, however, permitting Nintendo-published games to take tip mark by accounting for 19.3% of all games sold; EA came in second with 13.6% (FIFA 19, Battlefield V, and more).

Here are a tip 20 best-selling games in a UK for Dec 2018 (physical only):

1) Red Dead Redemption 2
2) FIFA 19
3) Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
4) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
5) Battlefield V
6) Spyro Reignited Trilogy
7) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8) Forza Horizon 4
9) Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
10) Spider-Man
11) Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle
12) Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu
13) Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
14) Just Cause 4
15) Fallout 76
16) Super Mario Party
17) WWE 2K19
18) Just Dance 2019
19) Shadow of a Tomb Raider
20) Grand Theft Auto V

Are we astounded to see Nintendo come out on top, or is that accurately what we would have approaching with a recover of Smash? Share your thoughts with us below.

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