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Despite Releasing at the End of the Month, Mario Kart 8 is April’s Best-Selling Game

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April saw the release of Persona 5, Yooka-Laylee, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, LEGO City Undercover, and a whole load of other wonderful games. It also saw the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch.

Despite being released on 28th April with only three days of the month left to go, Mario Kart was April’s best-selling title in the UK, out-performing the month’s other new releases by a pretty hefty amount

That’s some good going, especially considering the fairly limited userbase of the Switch (thanks to units still not being widely available in a lot of areas). It goes to show, though, that most people with a Switch are committed to using them, and are keen to buy the latest games for the console.

For comparison, Persona 5 was the seventh best-selling game of April 2017, and LEGO City Undercover made number 13 in the the charts. The majority of the top 10 was made up of older games including GTA 5 and Fifa 17.

See the full chart on MCV.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.