UK Charts 21/09/19 – Link’s Awakening in the top spot

 

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake for Nintendo Switch has handily conquered the UK retail charts and become the biggest Zelda launch in the UK so far. Not only that, but it’s the fastest-selling Switch game of the year, surpassing Super Mario Maker 2. Not bad for a 26-year-old, eh?

The game’s launch came alongside the release of the Nintendo Switch Lite, and combined they’ve had a big impact on Switch game sales in general. Breath of the Wild is now in 16th with a 22% sales increase, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe back in 3rd with a 23% bump, Smash Bros. Ultimate had a 15% bump, and Super Mario Odyssey jumped up 18%. A good week all round for Nintendo.

Link’s Awakening toppled last week’s leader Borderlands 3, but despite a 69% drop in sales from its first week, it clung onto 2nd place. Nice. Gears 5 then dropped from 2nd to 4th, while eFootball PES 2020 rounded out the top 5.

Of course, all of this means absolutely nothing, because it’s just the physical sales and not digital. So that’s nice.

Here’s the top 32:

LW TW Title
NE 1 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK’S AWAKENING
1 2 BORDERLANDS 3
6 3 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE
2 4 GEARS 5
3 5 EFOOTBALL PES 2020
20 6 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2
8 7 GRAND THEFT AUTO V
7 8 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY
10 9 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED
4 10 NBA 2K20
NE 11 TRUCK DRIVER
9 12 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2
15 13 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2
12 14 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN
28 15 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY
17 16 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD
14 17 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
16 18 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE
22 19 MINECRAFT
21 20 FORZA HORIZON 3
23 21 SEA OF THIEVES
25 22 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
RE 23 NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH
29 24 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY
11 25 THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDAN
NE 26 NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH REMASTERED
30 27 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE
5 28 GREEDFALL
13 29 WRECKFEST
32 30 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU!
24 31 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4
RE 32 KINGDOM HEARTS III

Note: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has two entries, the “Remastered” one being for PS4 sales in 26th, and non-remastered port for Switch in 23rd.

Source: UKIE, GamesIndustry.biz

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