Last week brought Star Fox Zero to the Wii U, the first new entry in the franchise in a number of years. Some early indications on its performance have come through with the UK charts, and the result is reasonably good.

The number one and another arrival this week is Ratchet & Clank on PS4, which had a substantial marketing campaign and has an accompanying movie around the corner. Star Fox Zero was never likely to compete with that, but it has made its all-format début in 6th place. More notable is that the Wii U-exclusive secured third place in the single-format chart, only behind Ratchet & Clank and Dark Souls III on PS4.

The rest of the top 40 is very light on good news for Nintendo, with all but one other release tumbling out of the reckoning. That survivor isn't Pokkén Tournament, surprisingly, but rather the Nintendo Selects release / bundle of New Super Mario Bros. U / New Super Luigi U; it's still doing relatively well in 29th place of the all-format chart.

All-in-all it's not a bad début for Star Fox Zero in the UK, though it'll be interesting to see how its momentum holds up. Next week will bring Yo-kai Watch on the 3DS, as the franchise aims to make its breakthrough in Europe.

[via chart-track.co.uk]