Portal of the game industry shared information on the sale of retail editions of games in the UK for the period 20th to 26th March. The week was marked by another leadership change.
The main best-seller of that period was action-adventure platformer Kirby and the Forgotten Land, which was a comfortable lead over fantasy looter-shooter Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands.
The launch of Kirby and the Forgotten Land is reported to have been the biggest for the franchise in the UK – the new game was two and a half times ahead of the previous record holder given Kirby Star Allies.
Initial sales of Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands turned out to be more than 90% worse than Borderlands 3 back then. More than 52% of the copies sold were on PS5, 25% on Xbox Series X and S, 15% on PS4 and 8% – on Xbox One.
Another debutant of the week – otherworldly action-adventure Ghostwire: Tokyo – failed to make the top ten, falling about 80% from the initial performance of The Evil Within 2 (Tango Gameworks’ previous release).
The top 10 UK retail charts from 20th to 26th March are as follows (last week’s result in brackets):
- Kirby and the Forgotten Land (new);
- Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands (new);
- Elden Ring (2);
- Gran Turismo 7 (1);
- Pokémon Legends: Arceus (4);
- FIFA 22 (12):
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (17);
- WWE 2K22(3);
- Horizon Forbidden West (7);
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (11).