Nintendo Switch Sports Demolishes Top Sales Record While Winning Over the Masses

Published 05/16/2022, 7:20 PM EDT

Nintendo seems to be doing no wrong this year as it’s only witnessing unstoppable success with multiple releases. The current offering in Nintendo Switch Sports is no exception to this pattern as it’s proved to be a massive title so far.

And now, going by the latest reports, Nintendo Switch Sports has claimed yet another record for itself. It’s the number one selling game in the UK for a third straight week, which is mind-boggling to say the least.

Nintendo Switch Sports stays at the top on the UK chart for the third week in a row


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Set in the fictional multi-sport facility called Spocco Square, Switch Sports offers six different disciplines to choose from. There is bowling, soccer, chambara (swordplay), tennis, volleyball, and badminton.

The title is the latest installment in the Wii Sports series and is played using the Joy Con controllers. Users position themselves according to the game of their choice. Furthermore, the gyroscope functionality, already embedded in the Joy Con, helps in simulating in-game motion.

Now speaking of its performance so far, in terms of sales, then Nintendo Switch Sports seems to be delivering beyond expectations. According to, the recent release from the Mario maker just became the top selling game for a third consecutive week in the UK.

Although there have been heavyweights like Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Horizon Forbidden West, they didn’t pose much of a challenge to Switch Sports.

Here’s the full list of the Top 10 selling games in the UK for the week ending May 14 2022:


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  1. Nintendo Switch Sports
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  5. Evil Dead: The Game
  6. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  7. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch Edition)
  8. Grand Theft Auto 5
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  10. FIFA 22

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Nintendo Switch Sports is now available across the globe for the Switch console.


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What are your thoughts on this latest smash hit from the developer and publisher? Also, have you played it yet since its initial release so far? Don’t forget to share your reactions. Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.