For the previous 4 weeks, Hogwarts Legacy has been the number-one-selling bodily sport within the U.Okay., and never even a shock Nintendo launch might dethrone the best-selling Harry Potter sport in historical past. Metroid Prime Remastered, launched one month after the digital model, fell 1,000 models in need of primary for the week. It’s nonetheless a really spectacular launch, solely 45% behind the unique sport from 2003, and ok for the fourth-best Metroid launch in historical past.
Metroid Prime Remastered has offered extra copies than Useless Area and Hearth Emblem Interact, proving that the Nintendo Swap nonetheless has loads of life. Final week’s massive Swap launch, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe, dropped from quantity 3 to quantity 6, following a 44% lower in gross sales.
On account of Nintendo’s sturdy displaying, FIFA 23 and God of Struggle Ragnarök dropped within the case of the previous and remained stagnant for the latter, even when every title gained in gross sales (6% and 4%). The second largest sport of 2022, Name of Obligation Trendy Warfare 2, positioned somewhat larger this week, going up two spots to quantity 7, however Activision’s blockbuster shooter might drop off the chart within the subsequent few months.
Final week’s a number of new releases all skilled important drops of their second week at retail, Octopath Traveler 2 went from sixth to 14th with a forty five% gross sales lower. Atomic Coronary heart, a brand new IP from Focus Residence Interactive, had an above-average drop in its second week, shedding 69% of its preliminary gross sales. The tumble took the shooter from the seventh to twenty fifth.
The largest launch for the week, Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty, got here in eighth, with 96% of its gross sales on the PlayStation consoles. Scars Above, one other new launch, got here in 22n and can probably fade into obscurity with the standard second-week dip.
Beneath are the best-selling boxed video video games within the UK for the week ending March 4, 2023: