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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Tops the the UK Charts

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Tops the the UK Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 July 2021 / 2,157 Views

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending July 17, 2021.

It is the fourth game in The Legend of Zelda franchise to take the UK charts. 1998's Ocarina of Time, 2003's Wind Waker, and 2019's Link's Awakening are the only other games in the franchise to top the UK charts. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD sold 1.3 percent more copies at retail than the remake of Link's Awakening. Link's Awakening did launch alongside the Switch Lite and in September, however, the install base for the Switch is much higher now. 

The game did sell nine percent fewer copies than the original did in November 2011. Though, it should be noted these charts don't include digital sales and the original was not available as a digital download. The install of the Wii in November 2011 was at eight million the UK, which is higher than the Switch is currently at. 

F1 2021 debuted in second place as sales are down nearly 30 percent compared to 2020's release. 34 percent of the sales were on the Xbox (Xbox Series X and Xbox One combined), 34 percent on the PlayStation 4, and 32 percent on the PlayStation 5. 

Sales for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart dropped 80 percent as it tumbles down to the charts to number 10. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin fell to 13th place as sales dropped 68 percent. 

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

    1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - NEW
    2. F1 2021 - NEW
    3. FIFA 21
    4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    6. Minecraft (NS)
    7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
    8. Grand Theft Auto V
    9. Mario Golf: Super Rush 
    10. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Thanks, GamesIndustry.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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