UK Charts: Fire Emblem Engage Bags Franchise’s Second Biggest Boxed Launch


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Well folks, it’s happened: FIFA 23 has finally been knocked off its throne by none other than Fire Emblem Engage, the latest entry in the tactical RPG franchise from Intelligent Systems.

Its debut marks the second biggest launch in the series to date, coming in ahead of the 3DS fan-favourite Fire Emblem: Awakening, but behind its Switch predecessor Fire Emblem: Three Houses. According to GamesIndustry.biz, Engage’s boxed sales were 31% lower than Three Houses, but obviously keep in mind that digital sales – for which Nintendo doesn’t provide figures – have made considerable strides since 2019.

Elsewhere, we’ve got the usual big-hitters from Nintendo, including the likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and Nintendo Switch Sports. Looking at third-party titles, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle enjoyed a 104% sales boost to come in at number twelve, jumping up nineteen spots from last week due to a significant discount at outlets such as Amazon and Argos. Its successor, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, is sadly nowhere to be seen.

Let’s take a look at the top ten:

Last Week This Week Game

1 Fire Emblem Engage

1

2

FIFA 23

2

3 God of War Ragnarok

4

4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

3

5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

6

6 Pokémon Violet

5

7 Nintendo Switch Sports

7

8 Minecraft

8

9 Animal Crossing: New Horizons

9

10 Pokémon Scarlet

[Compiled by GfK]

< Last week’s charts

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