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REPORT - Zelda: Link's Awakening number 1 in UK charts, fastest-selling Switch game this year


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Nintendo Switch is No.1 in the UK Boxed Charts.

Link's Awakening is the latest Zelda remake from independent developer Grezzo. The company previously created the 3D remakes of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask for 3DS. Link's Awakening is Grezzo's biggest Zelda launch in the UK yet, surpassing the record set by Ocarina of Time 3D by 27%.

It's actually only the third time Zelda has been No.1 in the UK charts. The last time was way back in 2003 with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker on Nintendo GameCube. Before then, Ocarina of Time was No.1 on N64 back in 1998 just before Christmas. It followed Nintendo air-lifting copies of the game to stores after it sold out in its first week.

It's the fastest-selling Switch game released this year, surpassing the record set by Super Mario Maker 2.


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The game is good, but I can't believe its outpacing SMM. Zelda sells i guess

I purchased this game and not SMM..

I bought it as well but thats because ive never played links awakening. I'm sort of surprised at how many people bought it that have already played LA because i guess it doesn't change that much from the original?

Hope it sells well enough so that we get the Oracle games remade in one package Smile

tlk777
Mon Sep 23 19 11:46am
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Yeah that'd be sweet. I want four swords adventures pls

acmiguens
Mon Sep 23 19 12:42pm
Rating: 1

Maybe if Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles does well enough, Nintendo will remaster it as well. I never got to play it on the Cube Sad

I hope they’re already on that. A re-release on Wii would’ve made sense given how everyone and their mum had a DS at the time and with no link cables needed it’d have been way easier to play it how it was intended but they could do it with Switch easily enough today.

Yes please. FSA with 4 people was super fun imo. Triforce Heroes was promising but didn't scratch the same itch

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