https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...st-kirby-launch-in-uk-history-uk-boxed-chartsThe Nintendo Switch exclusive, which is also the first 3D Kirby game, is the biggest launch for the franchise in the UK ever. It sold 2.5 times the number of copies in its first week as the previous best, which was 2018's Kirby Star Allies (also on Nintendo Switch). It is Kirby's first UK No.1.
At No.2 is 2K Games' new Borderlands title: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Physical sales are low for the franchise, not even managing 10% of what Borderlands 3 achieved during launch in 2019. This is a Borderlands spin-off, and so was never expected to match the performance of the main series. This is also purely the physical charts data, and it's likely digital accounted for the majority of sales. Digital charts come in later in the week.
52% of Tiny Tina's sales were on PS5, 25% on Xbox Series S and X, 15% on PS4 and 8% on Xbox One.
Just missing out on the Top Ten is Ghostwire Tokyo from Bethesda at No.11. It's another weak launch at boxed retail, but again digital data may change all that. The game's UK physical launch is 80% lower than The Evil Within 2, which was the developer's previous release.
Elsewhere, Elden Ring slips one place to No.3 after a 29% fall in sales week-on-week. Gran Turismo 4 drops from No.1 to No.4 after a 48% sales slide, while Pokémon Legends: Arceus drops to No.5 after a 9% sales dip.