Link awakens at the top of the EMEAA charts this week

first_imgLink awakens at the top of the EMEAA charts this weekHero in green conquers on debut week despite exclusivity, only physical sales reportedRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterFriday 27th September 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareThe Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening managed to serenade its way to the top of the EMEAA charts in its debut week, despite its platform exclusivity and Nintendo only reporting physical sales of its games.Retail sales alone of Link’s Awakening were enough to beat out this week’s No.2, Borderlands 3, now in its second week reporting both digital and physical combined sales.Grand Theft Auto has been hovering a bit lower than usual in the top ten of the EMEAA charts for a few weeks lately due to a flurry of new fall releases, but it drove its way back up to No.3 again this week as launch sales of other titles tapered off.Another recent release, eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, remained strong in the top ten at No.5 in its second week. Last week’s former debut No.3, Greedfall, dropped to No.14 this week. NHL 20 hung in there, dipping from No.5 to No.8.While the rest of the top 10 held fairly steady from recent weeks, a bit further down the charts it looks like Tomb Raider had a solid week, likely thanks to hefty Steam discounts. Shadow of the Tomb Raider jumped from No.158 to No.15 last week, and Rise of the Tomb Raider made it from No.971 to No.22.Here are the Top 10 best-selling games by units (combined digital and physical) in EMEAA for the week ending September 22, 2019:Last WeekThis WeekTitleNew Entry1The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening12Borderlands 363Grand Theft Auto V44NBA 2K2025eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020176Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege597Spyro Reignited Trilogy58NHL 2089Red Dead Redemption 21810F1 2019Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Participating companies in the GSD charts (run by B2boost on behalf of ISFE) are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.Digital data includes games sold in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE.Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 2 hours agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 5 hours agoLatest comments (1)AbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment IncA year ago Take-Two owns the charts!!! 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more