June 7th, 2020, 11:13 Posted By: wraggster
Nintendo Switch game Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition debuts at No.1 in the UK boxed charts.
The remake of the Wii RPG sold more than double that the original managed back in August 2011. Its sales are slightly below that of the launch of 2017's Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which arrived on Switch during the Christmas sales window.
This data only counts boxed game sales, and does not include downloads from the Nintendo eShop. All High Street games retail stores remain closed in the UK due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
The new No.1 means that Animal Crossing: New Horizons slips to No.2 after three consecutive weeks at the top. The Switch game fell 50% in sales week-on-week.
The other new release of the week was 2K's Borderlands: Legendary Collection, also for Nintendo Switch. The pack of Borderlands games reaches No.18, and sold barely 100 more units than BioShock: The Collection (No.22), which is another 2K title that arrived on Nintendo Switch this week.
A third 2K release, XCOM 2 Collection, was also released for Switch, but it was only available via the Nintendo eShop and therefore does not feature in this chart.
In fact, one game entirely missing from the boxed charts this week is Minecraft Dungeons, which was released across all platforms. But again, the Microsoft game was only available as a download, which is why it is absent.
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