Due this week in North America, Hyrule Warriors arrived in Europe this past weekend; it seems to have had a strong start in the UK charts. The Koei Tecmo / Nintendo mash-up has made its all-format début in third place, just behind Disney Infinity 2.0 in second and Destiny, which holds top spot for a second week.
That's a strong start for the Zelda-themed hack 'n slash title (fourth in the single format results behind three versions of Destiny), though some slightly disheartening news is that the Wii U version of Disney Infinity 2. 0 was the worst-selling platform — still 20th in the single-format results, but below others.
Elsewhere there are a decent number of Nintendo titles or system releases hanging around in the top 40, including a début for the latest excellent rhythm music title from Square Enix; details are summarised below.
- Tomodachi Life — 13th (all format) / 14th (single format)
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call — 17th (all format) / 15th (single format)
- Mario Kart 8 — 30th (all format) / 28th (single format)
- Pokemon Black — 32nd (all format) / 30th (single format)
- Frozen: Olaf's Quest on DS — 32nd (single format)
- Pokemon White — 36th (all format) / 37th (single format)
- Mario Kart 7 — 40th (single format)
It'll be interesting to see how well Hyrule Warriors maintains momentum, while the next significant arrival to hit the charts will be Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS on 3rd October.