The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the most important boxed online game launch of the yr within the UK.
Its opening week gross sales eclipse the boxed gross sales of Hogwarts Legacy by greater than 50%. That is simply boxed gross sales, and Hogwarts, which was launched on PC, PS5 and Xbox Collection S and X in February, did have a really robust digital launch. Change digital gross sales are sometimes a lot decrease than the opposite platforms, so it is unknown if the sport outsold Hogwarts total (Nintendo would not share digital information with the charts corporations).
It’s simply the most important Zelda launch in historical past, promoting greater than 2.7 instances the opening week gross sales of Breath of the Wild from 2017.
Largest Zelda Sport Launches (UK Week One Gross sales, Bodily Solely)
|1||The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom||Change||2023|
|2||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||Change + Wii U||2017|
|3||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker||Wii||2003|
|4||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess||Wii||2006|
|5||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||N64||1998|
|6||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword||Wii||2011|
|7||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SWord HD||Nintendo Change||2021|
|8||The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening||Nintendo Change||2019|
|9||The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks||DS||2009|
|10||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D||3DS||2011|
It’s already the eighth largest Zelda recreation of all time, forward of 2011’s Skyward Sword on Wii and 2003’s The Wind Waker on GameCube. When it comes to income, it’s really the fourth largest Zelda recreation of all time, behind 1998’s Ocarina of Time, 2006’s Twilight Princess and Breath of the Wild.
It isn’t fairly the most important Change launch of all time, though it comes fairly shut. Its opening week gross sales have been 12% decrease than final yr’s Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launch. That is in unit gross sales, in terms of income, Zelda is the most important Change launch ever, with income up 8% over Scarlet and Violet. There was a well-liked restricted version of Tears of the Kingdom, which carried a worth of over £100, which helped pull up the income figures.
The recognition of Tears of Kingdom has really boosted its predecessor, Breath of the Wild. That recreation rose 31% in boxed gross sales week-on-week and is at No.8 within the charts this week.
Largest Zelda Video games (UK All-Time Gross sales, Models)
|1||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||Nintendo Change||2017|
|2||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess||Wii||2006|
|3||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time||N64||1998|
|4||Hyperlink’s Crossbow Coaching||Wii||2007|
|5||The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass||DS||2007|
|6||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D||3DS||2011|
|7||The Legend of Zelda: Hyperlink’s Awakening||Nintendo Change||2019|
|8||The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom||Change||2023|
|9||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword||Wii||2011|
|10||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker||GameCube||2003|
Outdoors of Zelda, TT Isle of Man: Experience on the Edge 3 is the one different new recreation within the charts. The Maxiumum Video games title managed No.31 within the boxed charts.
Hogwarts Legacy, which was at No.1 final week, drops to No.2 with a 68% gross sales drop week-on-week. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order drops a spot to No.3, with gross sales down 50% week-on-week. FIFA 23 goes up a spot to No.4 with gross sales rising 43%, whereas Mario Kart 8: Deluxe drops to No.5 (gross sales are flat week-on-week).
The opposite semi-recent launch, Useless Island 2, falls three locations to No.6 with gross sales down 51% week-on-week.
Right here is the GfK UK Boxed Prime Ten for the week ending Might 13, 2023:
|Final Week||This Week||Title|
|New||1||The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom|
|2||3||Star Wars Jedi: Survivor|
|4||5||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|3||6||Useless Island 2|
|6||7||Tremendous Mario Odyssey|
|19||8||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild|
|11||9||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|