The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Becomes Best Switch Release in UK So Far This Year

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Becomes Best Switch Release in UK So Far This Year

Link's Awakening has sent Borderlands 3 to second place this week after the Switch-exclusive had a very strong start.

Despite having the best opening of the year in the UK last weekBorderlands 3 and 2K Games have had to settle for second place this week after a strong debut from Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

In its first week of availability, Link’s Awakening shot to the top of the weekly UK sales chart, beating out Borderlands 3 in the process. This wasn’t just any regular old debut for Nintendo, though. According to GamesIndustry.bizLink’s Awakening is now the best Switch launch of the year in the UK, surpassing the mark that Super Mario Maker 2 left earlier this year. Considering how many high-quality Switch releases there have been this year as well, that’s an impressive feat.

As for the rest of the top five spots this week, Borderlands 3, Mario Kart 8 DeluxeGears 5, and PES 2020 rounded out the lineup. In the realm of new releases this week, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch ended up nabbing slots at both 23rd and 26th, thanks to the two different versions of the game which hit PS4 and Switch last week. Obviously, if both were combined, the game would’ve ended up coming in much higher on the chart.

Per usual, you can find the full top-40 list from the past week down below.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LINK’S AWAKENING PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
1 2 BORDERLANDS 3 PEGI 18+ 2K
6 3 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
2 4 GEARS 5 PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
3 5 EFOOTBALL PES 2020 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
20 6 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
8 7 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
7 8 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
10 9 CRASH TEAM RACING NITRO-FUELED PEGI 3+ ACTIVISION
4 10 NBA 2K20 PEGI 3+ 2K
11 TRUCK DRIVER PEGI 3+ MAXIMUM GAMES
9 12 SUPER MARIO MAKER 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
15 13 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
12 14 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
28 15 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
17 16 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
14 17 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 18 SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
22 19 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 20 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
23 21 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
25 22 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
23 NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
29 24 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
11 25 THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: MAN OF MEDAN PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
26 NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH REMASTERED PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
30 27 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
5 28 GREEDFALL PEGI 18+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
13 29 WRECKFEST PEGI 7+ THQ NORDIC
32 30 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
24 31 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
32 KINGDOM HEARTS III PEGI 12+ SQUARE ENIX
18 33 ASTRAL CHAIN PEGI 16+ NINTENDO
34 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
34 35 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
36 OVERCOOKED! 2 PEGI 3+ TEAM 17
26 37 F1 2019 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
38 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
27 39 CONTROL PEGI 16+ 505 GAMES
31 40 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS