UK Charts: Metroid Prime Remastered Bags Franchise’s fourth biggest boxed launch

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After a few weeks of digital exclusivity on Nintendo Switch, Metroid Prime Remastered has finally landed in retail stores across the UK.

While the release wasn’t quite enough to dethrone Hogwarts Legacy, Retro Studios’ shooter managed to take the silver, selling roughly half of what the original managed back in 2003. According to Games Industry’s Chris Dring, this also makes Metroid Prime Remastered the fourth biggest boxed launch of the entire franchise.

Considering the title shadow dropped digitally beforehand, this is still an impressive debut!

Elsewhere, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe dropped to sixth place this week, while Octopath Traveler II dropped out of the top ten entirely to land at number fourteen. The Switch version of Team Asano’s RPG still dominates over PlayStation, accounting for 81% of the platform split.

The only other newcomer this week is Team Ninja’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, which enters the charts at number eight. The breakdown here leans heavily towards Sony’s platform, making up 89% on PS5, 7% on PS4 and 5% on Xbox Series X/S (though it’s worth bearing in mind that Wo Long is a Day One Game Pass launch).

Here’s your look at the full UK charts:

Last week This week Game
1 1 Hogwarts Legacy
NEW 2 Metroid Prime Remastered
2 3 FIFA 23
4 4 God of War Ragnarok
5 5 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
3 6 Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe
9 7 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
NEW 8 Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
10 9 Minecraft
12 10 Grand Theft Auto V

(Prepared by GfK)

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