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Dead Island 2, Minecraft Legends, and Advance Wars 1+2 Debut on the UK Retail Charts

Dead Island 2, Minecraft Legends, and Advance Wars 1+2 Debut on the UK Retail Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 April 2023 / 4,162 Views

Dead Island 2 is one of three games to debut in the top 10 on the UK retail charts, according to GfK data for the week ending April 22, 2023.

Dead Island 2 debuted in first place and is the third biggest launch of 2023, behind Hogwarts Legacy and the remake of Resident Evil 4. Dead Island 2 sold about half of what Resident Evil 4 sold, but sold far more than the remake of Dead Space.

Minecraft Legends debuted in second place. The Nintendo Switch version accounted for 76 percent of its retail sales, followed by the PlayStation version at 19 percent, and the Xbox version at five percent. It should be noted the game is also available on Xbox Game Pass and these figures don't include digital sales.

Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp debuted in third place with sales not far behind Minecraft Legends.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dropped two spots to fourth place with sales down 13 percent, while FIFA 23 fell four spots to fifth place with sales down 25 percent.

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

  1. Dead Island 2 - NEW
  2. Minecraft Legends - NEW
  3. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - NEW
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. FIFA 23
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Hogwarts Legacy
  8. Resident Evil 4 Remake
  9. Minecraft (NS)
  10. God of War: Ragnarök

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 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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9 Comments
thomas995 (on 24 April 2023)

"Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp debuted in second with sales not far behind Minecraft Legends."

Think you meant third.

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UnderwaterFunktown (on 24 April 2023)

Wow Minecraft Legends with only 5 % of sales on Xbox. I suppose Xbox games generally don't sell that much at retail, but still feels pretty brutal when they're the publisher.

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xgamerx UnderwaterFunktown (on 24 April 2023)

There is no physical for xbox at my local walmart for this game but I saw it for playstaton.

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Game Pass kill games sales

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scrapking badnewsforthem (on 25 April 2023)

Minecraft appears to be a particularly popular purchase as a digital game, all the way back to its earliest days. Everyone I know either purchased it digitally, or plays it as part of Game Pass. And neither digital sales nor it being included in a subscription service is counted in these numbers.

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badnewsforthem scrapking (on 25 April 2023)

Minecraft is a unique case the same doesn't apply for other games

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scrapking badnewsforthem (on 26 April 2023)

But we're commenting on a Minecraft game, so my comment is nonetheless germane to the discussion.

Of course Game Pass kills game sales. Just as Netflix kills home video sales. But more people are watching more movies than ever before, and there's more content being created than ever before, so it didn't hurt consumers.

Any new business model that gains traction will affect previous business models, and usually for the worse. As it should. Day 1 game sales are the WORST. You pay the highest possible price, for the worst possible product.

I don't buy games anymore, unless they've been out for years (to get most or all of their patches so that they, you know, actually WORK!).

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scrapking UnderwaterFunktown (on 25 April 2023)

Why is that brutal when they've also put it in their subscription service, which earns them billions of dollars in revenue every year?

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UnderwaterFunktown scrapking (on 26 April 2023)

A 15:1 ratio is always gonna look brutal, even if it's not necessarily bad for them. They do still make money of those sales after all.

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