Dead Island 2 and Minecraft Legends Take Top 2 Spots in Weekly UK Retail Charts

Dead Island 2 is the year’s third-biggest release in the UK. Meanwhile, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp debuts in third place.

The Gfk has released its latest charts for weekly physical software sales in the UK (via GamesIndustry), and there’s a completely new top three in this week’s charts, thanks to some major new recent releases. Debuting on top of the charts is Dead Island 2, which enjoyed the year’s third-biggest launch in the UK, behind Hogwarts Legacy and Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Then there’s Minecraft Legends, which debuts in second place. It sold the best on Nintendo Switch, with 76% of its sales coming on the platform, while 19% came on PlayStation and 5% on Xbox. It is worth noting, however, that like all first party Microsoft releases, it is also available on Game Pass, which will have impacted sales on Xbox and PC in particular.

Another new release occupies No. 3 as well, with Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp not far behind the game above it, though apparently, it hasn’t sold massive numbers out the game (not that one would necessarily have expected it to). Meanwhile, the likes of FIFA 23, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and Super Mario Odyssey are still in the top 10 as well, just as they were last week (and tend to be most weeks).

You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending April 22 below.

1.Dead Island 2
2.Minecraft Legends
3.Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
4.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5.FIFA 23
6.Super Mario Odyssey
7.Hogwarts Legacy
8.Resident Evil 4 Remake
9.Minecraft (Switch)
10.God of War Ragnarok