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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Debuts at the Top of the Weekly UK Sales Chart

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition proved to have a strong launch that doubled the launch sales of the original game when it released on the Wii.

Despite the lack of its full slate of releases having yet come into view, Nintendo continues to have a great 2020 so far, with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition proving to be the latest successful launch for the publisher.

Following its release last Friday, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition ended up being the week’s best-selling title in the United Kingdom. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the fan-favorite RPG was able to double the sales of the original game when it launched back in 2011. However, it didn’t end up surpassing Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which arrived back in 2017. It’s also worth noting, per usual, that this chart only takes into account retail copies of the game.

Nintendo retained a strong presence at the top of the weekly UK chart, too, as Animal Crossing: New Horizons moved down from first to second on the week. Meanwhile, other regularly occurring entries on the UK charts such as Call of Duty: Modern WarfareGrand Theft Auto 5, and FIFA 20 ended up rounding out the top five spots this past week.

The only other mentionable this week is that, due to sales, older PlayStation 4 titles like The Last of Us: RemasteredDays Gone, and Horizon Zero Dawn were able to find their way back into the top 40 after not appearing on the chart altogether in the week prior. It’s pretty commonplace to see discounted games surge back into this list on a weekly basis, and that has again been proven true here.

If you want to check out the full list of best-selling titles from the UK last week, you can find it below.

LWTWTitleAge RatingLabel
1XENOBLADE CHRONICLES: DEFINITIVE EDITIONPEGI 12+NINTENDO
12ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONSPEGI 3+NINTENDO
33CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFAREPEGI 18+ACTIVISION
44GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
55FIFA 20PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
6DAYS GONEPEGI 18+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
97STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDERPEGI 16+EA GAMES
88MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
9THE LAST OF US: REMASTEREDPEGI 18+PLAYSTATION HITS
3010PLAYSTATION VR WORLDSPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1611GOD OF WARPEGI 18+PLAYSTATION HITS
212MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
1013LUIGI’S MANSION 3PEGI 7+NINTENDO
1914MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1115JUST DANCE 2020PEGI 3+UBISOFT
3616RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARDPEGI 18+CAPCOM
1217RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
18BORDERLANDS: LEGENDARY COLLECTIONPEGI 18+2K
19THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM VRPEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
20ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
21EVERYBODY’S GOLF VRPEGI 3+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
22BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTIONPEGI 18+2K
623MANEATERPEGI 18+DEEP SILVER
724SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD – REMASTEREDPEGI 18+DEEP SILVER
1325CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
26DEATH STRANDINGPEGI 18+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
27HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITIONPEGI 16+PLAYSTATION HITS
1728POKEMON SWORDPEGI 7+NINTENDO
2629FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKEPEGI 16+SQUARE ENIX
1830MARIO & SONIC AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020PEGI 3+NINTENDO
3931NEED FOR SPEED: HEATPEGI 16+EA GAMES
32UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S ENDPEGI 16+PLAYSTATION HITS
2033ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEYPEGI 18+UBISOFT
34THE WITCHER III: WILD HUNT GOTY EDITIONPEGI 18+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
1535NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. U DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
2236LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: BREAKPOINTPEGI 18+UBISOFT
38TWO POINT HOSPITALPEGI 3+SEGA
39NBA 2K20PEGI 3+2K
3240TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION 2PEGI 18+UBISOFT
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Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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