Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the largest UK launch in the history of the franchise, in terms of boxed sales.
That’s according to data shared by GfK boss Dorian Bloch to GamesIndustry.biz, which suggests the game was also the best-selling boxed game in the UK last week. However, according to Bloch, it only very narrowly beat Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Interestingly, the previous two Xenoblade entries on Nintendo Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition generated more money during their launch weeks. This has been attributed to the special editions of both games which sported a higher price tag.
The special edition of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was not sold during launch week, and will instead launch later this year.
GfK UK Boxed Top Ten (w/e: July 30)
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Xenoblade Chronicles 3|
|1||2||Horizon: Forbidden West|
|3||3||Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga|
|2||4||Nintendo Switch Sports|
|4||5||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|New Entry||8||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge|
|8||9||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|New Entry||10||Digimon Survive|