Link’s Awakening tops the UK chart while Truck Driver parks just outside of top ten

Coming as a surprise to absolutely no one, the highly anticipated The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening had no trouble topping the UK chart.

However, we were surprised to see the Maximum Games-published Truck Driver debut at #11. The lack of Euro Truck Simulator on consoles presumably fuelled demand.

We’re even more surprised to find that the celebrated Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has failed to set the chart ablaze. The Switch re-release made #23, while the PS4 remaster followed behind at #26. Only the PS4 version bares the word ‘remaster’ in the title, hence the separate placings.  

LEGO Jurassic World is also back in the chart at #34, which is presumably due to the belated Switch conversion. It also appears that GAME are using it as a Switch Lite pack-in, so expect it to hang around for a while. A few weeks, at least.

Incidentally, the arrival of the Switch Lite only had a minor impact on the chart (Link’s Awakening taking the top spot aside.) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe moved up to #3, Breath of the Wild climbed one whole position to #16, Super Mario Odyssey jumped from #29 to #24, while NSBU. Deluxe rose three positions to #27.

Super Mario Maker 2, Astral Chain, and Smash Bros. Ultimate moved down the top 40, meanwhile.

The PS4/XO RPG GreedFall also had a bad week, dropping all the way from #5 to #28. Ouch!

Elsewhere in the top ten, Gears 5 and eFootball PES  2019 dropped two positions each to take #4 and #5. The Division 2 re-entered the top ten at #6 – up from #20 – while the remaining positions in the top ten are held by GTA V, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Crash Team Racing, and NBA 2K20 (in that order).

Lastly, it looks like we can say farewell to FIFA 19 – the soon-to-be-outdated soccer sim sits at #40 at this week, making a timey departure ahead of FIFA 20’s release this Friday.

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