Despite a couple of exciting new releases — including Nintendo's Metroid Prime Remastered — Hogwarts Legacy remains at the top of the UK's physical sales chart. The game has now been in the number one slot for four weeks in a row, consistently selling most of its boxed copies on PS5. The latest chart shows the PS5 version accounted for 83 per cent of the total sold.
Another new release, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, arrives in the top 10 with a debut at number eight. It too is selling the vast majority (89 per cent) of its physical copies on PS5. Elsewhere, God of War Ragnarok holds a consistent position at number four, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is up into number seven.
Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 4th March 2023
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Metroid Prime Remastered
- FIFA 23
- God of War Ragnarok
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Grand Theft Auto V
GOW Ragnarok still in the top. Wow.
Or maybe that's a new PS5 bundle?
This game sales is also crazy in my country, the physical ps5 disc had sold out for a few days, I think this never happen for a ps5 disc titles, the one I remember are switch animal crossing new horizon (when it first released).
Very well deserved.
@Blacksmith1985 The GOW:R bundle is still available in the UK, but the base console is also available on it's own at most retailers therefore most of the people buying the bundle have chosen to do so. Likely just the fact that it's a damn good game and it keeps winning and being nominated for awards. It just got nominated for a record number of BAFTAs for example.
Just started playing Hogwarts Legacy, I can see why it’s so popular
I do want to play it but I had call of the mountain and lightfall already preordered. I’m bored with lightfall and it’s nearly impossible to play on my VR with my young kids insisting of sneaking into my play area so I might end up getting it soon
Shame to see Octopath Traveler II drop out of the top ten. Such an incredible game! But glad to see God of War Ragnarok holding strong in fourth.
The fact that Mario Kart 8 still selling well baffles me, like seriously who the heck doesn’t own that game?
I feel the game has a really good intro and initial 4 hours, and then the quality absolutely tanks.
The story is uninteresting, the gameplay is unvaried and its so repetitive.
Really enjoying Wo Long!
Not surprised as hogwarts is quality..
Just how many times are people going to buy Mario Kart 8 and GTAV?
83% of the boxed copies sold are on PS5? That's incredible.
Switch consoles sold: 122.55 million
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: 52.00 million
So I guess more than half of Switch owners haven't bought it yet.
@The_Pixel_King yeah octopath is great, much better than the first
Wow ps4/5 copies of Wo Long accounting for 96% of total game sales is crazy
@Rmg0731 It's on Game Pass so that's not really a surprise
Not to light a fuse for a console war, but god that limited embargo for Wo Long’s announcement where the PlayStation version wasn’t announced for 3 days made no sense for Microsoft in retrospect. I know that the majority of Xbox sales are digital and not in the UK so this isn’t really truly accurate, but this was a day 1 Gamepass game, it was never gonna sell tremendously in Xbox and no marketing would’ve been stronger for GP users than it being a day one release. Regardless of if they’re good for the industry or players or not, a lot of console manufacturer practices make sense. That was just extra money burned for no reason.
@TheCollector316 I mean it's not particularly surprising IMO. Playstation owners tend to be much more attached to buying games physically than Xbox owners (probably in part because they specifically buy it with Game Pass in mind).
On PC there's isn't even a boxed edition of the game, other than the collector's edition. I mean in fairness there wouldn't have been a boxed edition with a game disc anyway, but some games have a boxed edition that contains a steam code (e.g. Elden Ring did this)
Wow, that's a popular coaster.
That #8 Wo long must be 99.9% playstation version since it is available on GP day one.
I suspect MK8D, GTAV, and Minecraft are always there because they're basically essential games for most people.
@Dr_ENT Yeah it's like on Xbox they're banking on someone who wants to buy the game that for some reason isn't on Gamepass. It's like if the game was released of PS+ Extra day one, hardly anyone would be buying it.
@Deoxyr1bose Atlus also couldn't announce P3/P4 PS4's release until a day after the Xbox showcase and PS players also weren't allowed to pre-order them or have native PS5 versions.
The reason MS do this is to give off the impression they have more exclusives then they actually do. We know better of course but the regular joe only saw the announcement and so thinks its an Xbox game. Funny thing is with Wo Long is many on Xbox are downloading it through Gamepass, getting their butts kicked by the first boss and rage quiting, deleating it and then tanking the user reviews. Overall i think MS just thrown money away with Wo Long as its way too niche for Xbox users who are playing through Gamepass.
N.i.c.e. glad to see wo long fallen dynasty in there.and of course the 2 best video games ever in god of war ragnarok and grand theft auto 5.word up son
Once again, Mario Kart 8 proves to be the new GTA V. I hope an actual new entry comes out in each franchise before I die ...I mean, they've gotta do something with all those billions of dollars they make from decade- old games.
@WallyWest thats the thing with GP can try without worry. even hifi rush only has 10% or so completion rate.
id love to know how MS do contracts for GP. lumpsum based on projected sales? per download? or does a player have to play X time for a 'sale'.
@stvevan Most likely pull a Netflix and say X amount played it despite most giving up after an hour.
My wife really wants it but she doesn't game so wants to watch me play and play general and tell me what to do.
I've gotta finish Ragnarok first though. By that time the game should be on sale for pretty cheap.
Yeah I've wondered that myself.
I guess it's variable depending on publisher. Which is why I wonder why Sony is having such a hard time getting a better spread with PS+. Either they don't care enough or MS might be doing something henky on the back end with a contract that states the game can't be on PS+ if it's on GP. Something like that wouldn't surprise me.
@sword_9mm Sony want that $70 first and foremost. Sub service to them is second, hence it being hit and miss at times
Yeah; that makes sense. Japanese companies are very slow to adapt to the market (Nintendo!) so I can see Sony JP being against 'sub' services. Too bad for them I guess.
@themightyant ofcourse it's a mighty good game. I beat GoW:R in december 2022 and loved it. (where's the NG+ update, by the by?..)
Also, happy for you guys that you have stock and even capable to choose how to have it - bundled or not.
In UA stock situation is the same still. Lots of offers from scalpers, though.
Seems like their business is not so good as i was, though, as they couldn't price more than 200 bucks on top of retail price now.
Metroid Prime selling well gives me warm feelings in my tum tum!
i know ps5 is in the lead (which makes sense it is the better console imo) but 89% of copies being ps5? that's just absolutely insane even for playstation. HL isn't even on gamepass i wonder why the split is that uneven
@MayaMousavi it’s physical only so doesn’t include anyone buying digital on Xbox which is a lot of Xbox users; as well as PC of course.
Yeah, still having a blast with Hogwarts Legacy.
Tried Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty last night for a bit and enjoyed it. I did WeMOD the hell out of it 😅 so playing it more like an action game on "hard".
I could have replayed Metroid Prime "HD" on Dolphin at any point in the last decade. Never saw any reason to do so... a Switch rehash is not changing that.
I do still have Metroid Prime 4 on Preorder since 2018... make something new and you get my cash.
I will get Wo Long when its on sale
Loving playing HL. The dev did such a good job. I expect this will be an evergreen title.
@GorosBat GTA5 too!!!
@WallyWest this is the way I feel it goes for many GP releases. The review scores definitely get driven down by people who never would have been interested anyway.
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