Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition smashes into the top spot of the UK Charts

Nintendo Switch remake doubles Wii launch sales

Nintendo’s epic remake Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has had a very successful launch, debuting at number one in the UK Charts. The former Wii title managed to take the throne from fellow Nintendo release Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which slips to number two.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the launch sales of XC: Definitive Edition are slightly below those of 2017’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but are double that of the original 2011 edition of Xenoblade Chronicles, suggesting that the sequel helped new fans discover the colourful and adventurous RPG franchise. Also released on Switch this week were ports of 2K Games’ Borderlands: Legendary Collection and BioShock: The Collection, which landed at numbers 18 and 22 respectively.

Elsewhere in the charts, a promotion by Sony saw sales skyrocket for several older titles. Survivalist adventure Days Gone smashed back into the Top 40 at number six, while Naughty Dog’s magnum opus The Last of Us: Remastered leapt to number nine and PlayStation VR Worlds also squeezed its way back into the Top Ten.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: May 30, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition – Nintendo
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Activision
4. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2
5. FIFA 20 – Electronic Arts
6. Days Gone – Sony Interactive Entertainment
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Electronic Arts
8. Minecraft – Nintendo
9. The Last of Us: Remastered – Sony Interactive Entertainment
10. PlayStation VR Worlds – Sony Interactive Entertainment

U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]

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