In its second week, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom retains the highest place regardless of a major 73% decline in gross sales in comparison with the earlier week. Whereas this drop could seem substantial, it isn’t unusual for extremely anticipated video games to expertise a lower after a formidable preliminary gross sales surge. When Tears of the Kingdom launched final week, it shortly grew to become the highest-selling boxed launch of the yr, which means that with the anticipated second-week drop, it could exceed the common of fifty%-60%.
After simply two weeks in the marketplace, Tears of the Kingdom has surpassed Hyperlink’s Awakening on the Nintendo Swap and Ocarina of Time 3D on the Nintendo 3DS, securing its place because the sixth best-selling Zelda recreation within the historical past of the UK market.
This week’s sole new launch is LEGO 2K Drive, getting into the charts at #7. Though its launch shouldn’t be notably groundbreaking, the proximity of its launch to Zelda probably affected its efficiency. Nonetheless, LEGO video games typically exhibit lengthy tails, indicating the potential for progress over time. By way of platform distribution, bodily gross sales of LEGO 2K Drive have been divided as follows: 37% on PlayStation 5, 31% on Nintendo Swap, 18% on Xbox, and 14% on PlayStation 4.
A sale on Pokémon Scarlet by Amazon propelled the sport again into the Prime Ten, with Scarlet climbing 12 locations to say the #6 spot, bolstered by a major gross sales improve of 124%. Left far behind is Pokémon Violet, with the gross sales discrepancy between the 2 titles persevering with to widen.
Returning to Zelda, its predecessor, Breath of the Wild, makes an look at #8 with a notable 21% gross sales surge in comparison with the earlier week. Moreover, Skyward Sword HD, a Wii remaster, skilled a exceptional 342% week-on-week gross sales rise, securing the #14 spot. The elevated gross sales may be attributed to the sport’s availability on the UK grocery store Asda for the discounted value of £15.
Under are the best-selling boxed video video games within the UK for the week ending Could 20, 2023: