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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom returns to top

The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is back at #1 again in the UK physical retail charts.

The open-world adventure game has now secured six number 1s since it was released eight weeks ago. It briefly had to accept second place during the weeks that Diablo 4 and Final Fantasy 16 were released. But overall, Nintendo’s latest blockbuster has demonstrated incredible legs and will be a mainstay on the chart through the end of the year.

Final Fantasy 16 was last week’s No. 1, but drops to second place this week after a 78% fall in sales. The latest in the venerable series has already earned the title of “Best PlayStation 5 Game” of all time after only two weeks on sale, with over 3 million units sold worldwide.

The highest new entry this week is AEW: Fight Forever, a new wrestling game from the developer Yukes, which handled the development of the WWE games between 2000 and 2018. Its launch UK boxed sales were 40% lower than WWE 2K23, released in March. This isn’t surprising considering the strength of the WWE brand, and it’s a solid start for the game.

The next new game in the charts is Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, which debuts at No. 7. This is a remake of a much-loved Harvest Moon game from 2003, which was initially released on Nintendo GameCube. The remake performed best on Nintendo Switch, which accounted for 89% of sales. 9% of sales were on PS5, with the remaining 2% on Xbox consoles.

The final new game in the charts is Master Detective Archives: Rain Code for Nintendo Switch, which reached No. 23 in the charts.

Elsewhere, Sonic Origins Plus drops to No. 10 in the charts during its second week, with boxed sales only down 34%. And Crash Team Rumble that debuted at No. 15 last week, falls to No. 32 after a 53% sales drop.

Below are the best-selling boxed video games in the UK for the week ending July 1, 2023:

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
1 2 Final Fantasy 16
New Entry 3 AEW: Fight Forever
6 4 God of War Ragnarok
7 5 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
10 6 FIFA 23
New Entry 7 Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life
9 8 Hogwarts Legacy
4 9 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3 10 Sonic Origins Plus

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