The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Dominates UK Sales Chart

Published: May 15, 2023 8:56 AM /


Link facing off against a construct in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

On Friday, a little-known indie game called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released. Somehow, this tiny project has managed to dominate the UK's sales charts for the week ending May 13th, according to sales data released by the analytics firm GfK Entertainment.

Last week's chart saw Hogwarts Legacy sail to the top thanks to its PS4 and Xbox One release, but it's been roundly knocked off its perch by Tears of the Kingdom. That probably shouldn't come as a surprise given that Link's latest adventure is apparently Nintendo's second-biggest UK launch in history, second only to the Wii Fit and Balance Board combo.


Warner Bros shouldn't be too worried, though, because Hogwarts is still number two in the charts, with third place going to EA's somewhat controversial semi-open-world epic Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Fourth place goes to the perennially popular FIFA 23, which will almost certainly maintain a place in the UK charts until the inaugural entry in the newly-monikered EA Sports FC series launches.

Link riding in a car in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which has dominated UK sales charts
Link's off to collect his massive royalty check for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's UK chart performance.

In fifth place last week was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, proving the old maxim of "that is not dead which may eternal lie in the UK gaming sales charts". Sixth place goes to Dead Island 2, and seventh place to Super Mario OdysseyThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild skyrocketed eleven places last week, moving from 19th place to 8th, likely as a result of Tears of the Kingdom hype and its subsequent success.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons takes ninth place for last week, having moved up two places since the week before. Lastly, in tenth place, it's Minecraft Legends, which hasn't shifted since last week. All in all, the chart's looking pretty similar to last week's, albeit with added Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild. Join us again next week, when we'll almost certainly be announcing another first-place finish for Link and Zelda's latest.


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