Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Dethrones Final Fantasy 16, Topping UK Charts Again

The entry continues to roll over an absurd number of copies.

Story Highlights

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has reportedly climbed back to the top spot to dominate the UK charts again, dethroning Final Fantasy 16 in just a week.
  • The latest Nintendo flagship entry has seen an 18% rise in physical sales after reclining to the second spot after the releases of Diablo 4 and Final Fantasy 16.
  • Final Fantasy 16 has suffered a drastic decline of 78% in physical sales, falling to second place in the sales charts. The entry has sold over three million copies on PlayStation 5.
  • The new entry to arrive in the UK physical sales charts is AEW: Fight Forever, boasting its place in the third spot with sales 40% lower compared to WWE 2K23.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom saw a prominent release in the first half of May, becoming a global phenomenon. The entry dominated the hearts and charts alike, selling in huge amounts and shattering all existing expectations of the gaming industry. Since then, AAA entries like Final Fantasy 16 have also come out, but Nintendo’s latest flagship entry has overshadowed it in the latest UK physical sales charts by GamesIndustry.

As per Christopher Dring on Twitter, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has seen an 18% rise in physical sales to climb the top spot in the UK sales charts for the week ending July 1. The entry has reportedly replaced Final Fantasy 16, which has suffered a drastic decline of 78% to recline in the second spot in the sales charts.

The Zelda sequel had slipped down to the second spot for a short while after the recent releases of Diablo 4 and Final Fantasy 16. The physical sales data has consistently shown the dominance of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom in the UK, and it did not take long to climb its way back to the top spot despite being out for eight weeks. It is worth noting that this is just the physical retail data and does not count the digital game sales.

Final Fantasy 16, on the other hand, has proven to be a significant hit for Square Enix, but signs have suggested that it may have failed to perform as well as Final Fantasy 15. For instance, the title only stayed on the top spot for a week before seeing a notable decline in sales. Final Fantasy 15 reportedly gained more physical sales in the UK sales charts, which has got some fans worried about the performance of the new entry. 

While it is harsh to judge and compare the heart-touching AAA entry and Tears of the Kingdom by UK physical sales, the new stigma still leaves somewhat of a lousy impression. Regardless, FFXVI only launched on the PlayStation 5 as a timed exclusive and has already rolled over three million copies on the platform. We could anticipate the sales to pick up after the title releases on PC and possibly on other consoles.

The new entry to arrive in the UK physical sales charts is AEW: Fight Forever, boasting its place in the third spot with sales 40% lower compared to WWE 2K23. The exact sales digits are not out currently, but the new list gives us a healthy estimate of how other entries have performed in the United Kingdom.

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries devoutly. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more have cited his articles.

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