The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Soars to Number One — UK Games Chart 19 July 2021

July 19, 2021
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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, a title that debuted mere days ago, has already reached the top spot in the UK games chart.

Notable changes

  • Newly released F1 2021 debuted at number 2.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 is back in the top 20; up to 20th from 26th
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush dropped from 4th to 9th.
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin dropped from 3rd to 13th.


Nintendo is back on top this week. Not only has Skyward Sword become a bestseller in just days but we’ve seen old titles like Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and Super Mario 3D World selling better too — is the Skyward Sword hype encouraging a Nintendo resurgence, or is it the Nintendo Switch OLED Model? Are you a Nintendo fan who wants to tell us your thoughts? Weigh in on our socials!

The Top 20 Best-Selling Video Games in the UK

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  2. F1 2021
  3. Fifa 21
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Minecraft 
  7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  8. GTA V
  9. Mario Golf: Super Rush
  10. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  11. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  13. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  14. Pokémon Sword 
  15. Ring Fit Adventure
  16. It Takes Two
  17. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales 
  18. New Pokémon Snap
  19. Resident Evil Village
  20. Red Dead Redemption 2

[Statistics published by GfK]

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Jesse Gregoire

Starting with the Sega Mega Drive, I’ve been playing those video game things for what seems like an eternity. Anything with a good narrative is my passion, but you can also find me clicking the heads in FPS games, living a second life in a sim, or looking for those elusive objects in adventure games. I’m still trying to workout what happened in Metal Gear Solid.