Zelda: Breath of the Wild makes a grand comeback in the UK Charts

Mario Golf: Super Rush retains #1 for second week

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The popular and critically lauded Switch adventure Zelda: Breath of the Wild is back in the UK Charts premier league this week, having pushed back into the Top Ten some four years after its initial release. This surprise comeback by Zelda and chums is the only major highlight of what was otherwise a fairly standard week in the UK charts’ physical sales scene.

Nintendo continues to maintain its hold on the Top Ten. Recent release Mario Golf: Super Rush enjoyed a second week in the number one spot, despite middling reviews, while the rest of the Top Ten is mostly filled out with additional Switch titles, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Minecraft, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury.

Outside of Nintendo’s dominance, Capcom’s survival horror sequel Resident Evil Village and Take-Two Interactive’s ever-selling crime sim Grand Theft Auto V both returned to the Top Ten at numbers nine and eight respectively. Insomniac Games’ excellent fantasy adventure Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart dropped a few places, but is still sitting pretty at number six. Bandai Namco’s brainpunk adventure Scarlet Nexus has dropped out of the Top Ten and sits at number 27, an inevitable slump for a solid title always expected to frontload its physical sales.

[A reminder that Destructoid will be winding down its coverage of the UK Chart scene this month]

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: July 3, 2021
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)

1. Mario Golf: Super Rush – Nintendo
2. FIFA 21 – Electronic Arts
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
5. Minecraft – Nintendo
6. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Sony Interactive Entertainment
7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take-Two Interactive
8. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – Nintendo
9. Resident Evil Village – Capcom
10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo

U.K. Video Game Charts [GamesIndustry.biz]


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