The latest UK boxed charts are in! And while everybody seems to be going gaga over the teasers for “The Super Mario Bros Movie,” gamers are celebrating since Nintendo’s very own “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and “Pokémon” are still winning in the recent UK boxed charts. The details of this are here. Plus, you will also hear about the “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” tournament happening in the Pacific region soon.

The UK boxed charts is one of the most renowned charts for games across the globe.

The first UK boxed charts for 2023

Comparing the last UK boxed charts in 2022 and its first for 2023, the first nine places are identical, and there was only a switch in position of the number three and four spots.

“God of War Ragnarök” has maintained its position in the number one spot, with “FIFA 23” and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” in positions two and three, respectively. 

However, one noticeable highlight is that it is proving to be another intense week for Nintendo, according to the charts. 

Once more, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” is Nintendo’s top scorer, landing in the fourth spot. While it is something not new, it is interesting to note that the game is nearing its 300th week in the charts (this week, it is its 298th), and the game’s stats continue to dazzle. 

The remaining positions are occupied by classics such as “Nintendo Switch Sports,” “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” and “Minecraft,” together with newbies in the shape of “Pokémon Violet” and “Pokémon Scarlet” taking up places five and seven, and another Super Mario game in the shape of “New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe” is appearing on the number 10th spot, from being in the number 16th spot previously.

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ tournament by Nintendo Australia

Meanwhile, in other Super Mario Bros. news, particularly “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,” Nintendo Australia is conducting another huge online “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” tournament this weekend, inviting gamers from Australia and New Zealand to compete for My Nintendo Gold Points and commemorative merchandise.

Across three exciting days from January 14th, Saturday, to January 16th, Monday, anybody with access to “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription in the region can join the fun by entering the predetermined lobbies via special tournament codes.

If those still do not entice you, wait until you hear about the prizes. As for the prizes, the top 10 players each day of the tournament will receive the following: 

  • 1 commemorative Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Summer Grand Prix 3-pin set
  • 1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Grand Prix tote bag
  • 1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Grand Prix mug
  • 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points

Forty randomly selected players across this weekend will receive one of the two following prize packs, also chosen at random:

  • 1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Grand Prix tote bag
  • 500 My Nintendo Gold Points, OR
  • 1 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: AU/NZ Grand Prix mug
  • 500 My Nintendo Gold Points

All players will receive a participation reward of 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points each day they enter.

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