Classic adventure finds new success decades later
It may be over 25 years since it first blessed us with its amazing adventure, but it seems that the video gaming community is still ready and willing to accept The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening into its heart. The Switch remake of the 1993 Game Boy classic has debuted sat number one of the UK Charts.
Link’s desert island epic topples Gearbox shooter Borderlands 3, which drops into second place. Amazingly, Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still going full throttle, rounding out the Top Three and even overtaking Microsoft’s Gears 5. In fact the Top Ten is mostly an alternating mix of ultra-cute characters and extreme violence. Such is life.
Elsewhere in the charts, Maximum Games’ imaginatively-titled Truck Driver just missed out on a Top Ten spot, debuting at number 11, while Bandai Namco’s Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Switch port appears at number 23, with the PS4 remaster of the gorgeous anime RPG landing at number 26.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: September 21, 2019
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Nintendo
2. Borderlands 3 – 2K Games
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Gears 5 – Microsoft
5. EFootball PES 2020 – Konami
6. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ubisoft
7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
8. Spyro the Dragon Reignited Trilogy – Activision
9. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Activision
10. NBA 2K20 – 2K Sports
U.K. video game charts [UKie]