The Success of Pikmin 4 in the UK Physical Charts
Pikmin 4 has taken the gaming world by storm, securing the top position on the weekly UK physical charts. The latest installment in the beloved Pikmin franchise has made a remarkable debut, surpassing its predecessor, Pikmin 3: Deluxe, by an impressive 45% in sales.
The New Entry: The Sims 4 Horse Ranch
Notably, a new entry has emerged at No. 3 in the rankings – The Sims 4 Horse Ranch. Released on July 20, this game has galloped its way onto the charts. However, it has faced mixed reception within the Sims community. Some players have criticized EA, claiming that the game feels more like a game pack than a full-fledged expansion, considering the higher price point for expansions offered by EA.
Shifts in Rankings
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has experienced a slight decline, slipping down to No. 4 with a 23% decrease in sales. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also shifted down one spot to claim the No. 5 position, maintaining its popularity but facing some competition.
Movers and Shakers
Among the games making significant moves, Diablo IV has shown resilience. Despite a 13% dip in sales, it has ascended from No. 13 to an impressive No. 10 position. In contrast, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor has faced a setback, falling sharply from No. 8 to No. 18 with a substantial 60% decline in sales.
Another noteworthy title is Street Fighter 6, a fairly recent release that has witnessed a remarkable surge in sales. With a 65% increase, it has propelled itself to the respectable No. 14 spot. Meanwhile, Super Mario Odyssey has displayed its staying power, moving up from No. 22 to No. 17 within the last week.
The Success of the Dark Souls Trilogy
The Dark Souls trilogy by FromSoftware has encountered a lucrative sales boost of 87% in the UK market. This increase in sales has secured its position at No. 22, following a strategic price promotion on the Steam platform. It is worth noting that Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s latest title, continues to maintain its strong performance, moving up one spot to claim No. 9 this week.
Below, you will find the best-selling boxed video games in the UK for the week ending July 22, 2023:
- Pikmin 4
- The Sims 4 Horse Ranch
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Diablo IV
- Street Fighter 6
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Star Wars: Jedi Survivor
- Elden Ring
- Dark Souls Trilogy
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