The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening debuts in first place in the UK

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening for Switch grabs the first position of the UK Charts ousting Borderland 3 from the top step of the podium in its debut week, undoubtedly a good result for the new Nintendo exclusive.

The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening is now the best launch of a remake of Zelda by Grezzo in the UK, having sold 27% more than The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D for Nintendo 3DS, released way back in 2011. Yes to date it is Zelda’s third game to debut at the top of the UK charts, behind The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker (2003) and The Legend of Zelda Ocarina Of Time (1998).

The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening has also become the fastest-selling Switch game of the year in the UK, surpassing Super Mario Maker 2. Link’s Awakening’s success also boosted the Breath of the Wild sales by 22% compared to the previous week.

UK standings 23 September 2019

  1. The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening
  2. Borderlands 3
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  4. Gears 5
  5. eFootball PES 2020
  6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  9. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  10. NBA 2K20

Among the other new releases of the week, we report Ni No Kuni The Threat of Strega Cinerea Remastered to the number 23 position while GreedFall drops to the number 5 position to 28 with a sales decrease equal to 78% compared to the previous week.