UK charts: Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom is the biggest boxed launch of 2023

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Happy Monday! The latest boxed charts are in the UK, and surprisingly, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is comfortably at the top.

according to Chris Dring from GamesIndustry.bizNintendo’s latest Zelda entry is the biggest boxed launch of 2023 yet, besting Hogwarts Legacy by 54%. It also outperformed its predecessor, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, by a staggering 173% and is already the fourth-biggest Zelda game of all time by revenue, behind The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. However, it’s not the biggest Switch launch ever, as that honor still belongs to Pok√©mon Scarlet and Violet.

Of course, since Nintendo doesn’t share digital data, we don’t really get a full picture of how the game will perform at launch, but if boxed sales are anything to go by, we have a hunch Tears of the Kingdom might become the best-selling Zelda game of all time. Sooner rather than later.

Elsewhere, the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy kept Avalanche Software’s game in the top 10, while Breath of the Wild itself enjoyed a sales boost in the wake of the sequel’s launch, ranking eighth.

Finally, we’re not sure what’s going on here, but Minecraft’s dominance in the charts seems to be waning. The evergreen title sat comfortably in the top 10 for what it felt like Younesbut it has now slipped to 22nd place after coming in 15th last week.

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Here’s your look at the entire top forty weeks:

last week this week Game


1 The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom’s Tears


2 Hogwarts Legacy



Star Wars Jedi: Survivor


4 FIFA 23



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe



Dead Island 2



Super Mario Odyssey


8 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


9 Animal Crossing: New Horizons


10 Minecraft Legends
8 11 Grand Theft Auto V
16 12 Nintendo Switch Sports
9 13 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II


14 Pokemon Violet


15 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser Fury
18 16 Mario Party Superstars
12 17 Resident Evil 4
21 18 Scarlet Pokemon
13 19 New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe
7 20 WWE 2K23
20 21 God of War Ragnarok
15 22 Maine Craft
22 23 Luigi’s Mansion 3
26 24 Crash Bandicoot N.T. Trilogy


25 Kirby and the Forgotten Land


26 Pokemon Legends: Arceus
25 27 30 in 1 game collection vol. 1
27 28 Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga


29 Splatoon 3


30 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


31 TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3


32 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

33 Just Dance 2023 Edition


34 Red Dead Redemption 2


35 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
36 36 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – Definitive Edition


37 Lego Harry Potter set
31 38 Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp
38 39 Spyro Renowned Trilogy
33 40 Super Mario Party

[Compiled by GfK]

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