Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Hyrule Warrior's Sells Well In The UK

Hyrule Warriors released on the 19th and most people didn't expect the Warriors based Zelda spin off to sell. After all the Warriors series doesn't do amazingly in the west, I believe only 1 warrior game has ever broken the top ten. Until now...

But today we learn that Hyrule Warriors as hit the UK all format chart at number 3. Placing the Wii U exclusive behind Disney Infinity 2.0 on 5 formats and Destiny on 4, numbers 2 and 1 respectively.
In single format charts HW came 4th behind 3 different Destiny versions.

Which is a rather good showing, Seeing as Destiny is advertised everywhere and its reviews only just starting to surface and people have been clawing for superheroes in Infinity for a long time. This reminds me of when Wind Waker HD game out, It also placed 3rd behind Fifa and GTA V. Just goes to show Zelda sells.

Koei Tecmo also announced a season pass for the title. Featuring 4 packs with characters, costumes, stages and new adventure mode worlds. Each pack will focus on a different Zelda game, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword and Majora's Mask. Buying the pass nets you the Dark Link costume now.

Interesting side note: Sims 4 is the first PC game in UK chart in over 2 years.

Couldn't find a copy in store? you're not alone, seems only Argos and Online stores have any. Seems Nintendo/Stores wasn't expecting a rush. Currently Amazon has stock.

Abe's Take
I do find it interesting that the Wii U's exclusives do tend to chart well in the all formats charts as it often has to compete against games selling on multiple systems. It seems Koei Tecmo's desire to bring Zelda fans into the Warriors games could work, it's a shame both Samurai Warrior's 4 and Orochi Warriors' 3 Ultimate are skipping their new fans.

Chart info taken from HERE

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