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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Has Biggest UK Launch for the Series

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Has Biggest UK Launch for the Series - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 August 2022 / 4,163 Views

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has debuted in first place the UK retail charts, according to GfK for the week ending July 30, 2022. It is the fifth biggest Switch launch of 2022 in the UK.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 outsold its predecessor by a handful of units in its first week at retail and was the biggest launch for the series. Although all three Xenoblade games on the Nintendo Switch have sold roughly the same amount at launch.

Horizon: Forbidden West dropped to second place, however, sales for the game increased 118 percent week-on-week, driven by the PS5 hardware bundle.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge debuted in eighth place, with 67 percent of the physical sales on the Switch. Digimon Survive debuted in 10th place.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles for the week:

  1. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - NEW
  2. Horizon: Forbidden West
  3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Nintendo Switch Sports
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. F1 22
  7. Minecraft
  8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - NEW
  9. Digimon Survive - NEW

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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 03 August 2022)

Great debut for XC3! I'm guessing it will become the best selling game in the series, possibly by the end of the year.

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kazuyamishima (on 04 August 2022)

118% increase week over week of the game means that the stock of PS5 increased a lot, and last week the sales were very good.

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Blood_Tears kazuyamishima (on 05 August 2022)

Definitely, and it was also confirmed that PS5 was number 1 again this past month in UK sales (4 in a row now) and they have moved into the number 2 spot for yearly sales there as well per Christopher Dring.

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