Hogwarts Legacy Retakes Top Spot in Weekly UK Charts Thanks to Switch Launch and Black Friday Discounts


The Gfk has released (via GamesIndustry) the latest weekly physical sales data for the United Kingdom, as per which Hogwarts Legacy was the best-selling game in the region last week, thanks to a combination of the launch of its Nintendo Switch version and Black Friday discounts. In fact, as per GamesIndustry’s Christopher Dring, the open world RPG has enjoyed the 2023’s third-biggest physical launch for a Switch title in the UK, behind only The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder

That means Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which debuted on top of the charts last week, has fallen to No. 2. It saw a 41% drop on sales, and is one of only two games in this week’s top 40 (alongside RoboCop: Rogue City) to see a week-on-week decline in sales. Meanwhile, Super Mario RPG has debuted in sixth place, and as per Dring, its physical launch sales are 10% lower than what Paper Mario: The Origami King managed upon its release in 2020.

A number of games have enjoyed sales boosts thanks to Black Friday discounts, including the likes of EA Sports FC 24 (up 115%) and Assassin’s Creed Mirage (up 165%). Meanwhile, outside the top 10, the likes of Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil 4, The Last of Us Part 1, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales also saw sales increases following price reductions, while Forspoken and Gran Turismo 7, too, have enjoyed increased sales thanks to bundling.

You can check out the full top 10 for the week ending November 18 below.

No. Title
1. Hogwarts Legacy
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
3. EA Sports FC 24
4. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder
6. Super Mario RPG
7. Bluey: The Video Game
8. Assassin’s Creed Mirage
9. Nintendo Switch Sports
10. Mortal Kombat 1


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