The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is the UKâ€™s new no.1, fending off competition from EAâ€™s F1 2021. The annual motorsport update had to settle for #2, although it did top the PS4 chart.
According to GI.biz, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is only the fourth Zelda game to claim no.1. The Switchâ€™s Link’s Awakening remake, Wind Waker on GameCube and Ocarina of Time on N64 are the only other Zelda games to top the UK all-formats chart at launch.
GI.biz also reports that Skyward Sword HD had a slightly stronger launch than 2019 Linkâ€™s Awakening on Switch. GI.biz crunched the numbers on F1 2021 too â€“ sales were down by almost 30% from last yearâ€™s edition. Sales were split 34% on Xbox, 34% on PS4 and 32% on PS5.
The rest of the UK top ten comprises of all the usual faces: FIFA 21 is at #3, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Minecraft, Super Mario 3D World & Bowserâ€™s Fury â€“ up six places this week â€“ GTA V, Mario Golf: Super Rush and finally Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart at #10.
Monster Hunter Stories 2 leaves the top ten, meanwhile, falling from #3 to #13.