The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening made its exclusive debut on Nintendo Switch on September 20th. After making its debut at the top of the UK sales charts, the title showed the best launch on Switch for the entire 2019, surpassing even Super Mario Maker 2.
Link’s Awakening is the last remake of Zelda made by the independent developer Grezzo (the team has already worked in the past on the 3D remake of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask for 3DS). The debut of Link’s Awakening also caused such a wave of enthusiasm that the Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (currently in 16th place in the UK annual sales ranking) recorded an increase in sales of 22%. ).
The UK weekly sales ranking sees, in the top ten positions, NBA 2K20 (10th), Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled (9th), the immortal Grand Theft Auto V (7th) and eFootball PES 2020, the new Konami football (in 5th position). Borderlands 3 has to settle for second place on the podium, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Zelda Link’s Awakening was promoted by the critics and currently boasts a rating of 88 on Metacritic (evaluation of 8.6 out of a total of 366 user ratings).