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.
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.