June has been a good month for big-name videogames and indie games. While games like Horizon: Forbidden West made strides in UK sales charts, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes took the top spot in GFK’s UK boxed charts.
As per Gamesindustry, Koei Tecmo’s developed sequel to the Fire Emblem Warriors series surpassed its predecessors, selling 45.3% extra copies during the debut week. Fire Emblem Warriors launched in October 2017 for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch systems.
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Unfortunately, the new entry didn’t reach the sales level of Hyrule Warriors, the sister franchise. Three Hopes sold roughly 1% less on the debut weekend compared to Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch and 76% less than 2020’s Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Keep in mind that Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes was the only new entry in this week’s charts.
More takeaway from the list includes Guerilla-developed Horizon Forbidden West for PlayStation 4 and 5 sitting at the second position, with a 38% decrease in sales, while Nintendo’s Maro Strikers stayed at the third position consecutively for a second week, despite a 37% drop.
Super Mario Party reentered the list, sitting at No. 37, experiencing a 37% increase in sales week-on-week, alongside THQ Nordic’s Wreckfest, which sits at No. 35. The vehicle game experienced a 486% rise in sales after the Switch release on June 21.