Nintendo and Bethesda Compete on UK Charts

This Friday we were blessed by not one, but two high-profile releases from cult franchises: Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Wolfenstein Youngblood. The former is the latest entry in Nintendo’s own wonderfully charming tactical RPG series, in which the protagonist takes the role of a tactical instructor at a school and teaches their students how to be fighters. The latter is from MachineGames and published by Bethesda, and is the latest entry on a wonderfully bloody FPS series, in which the protagonist takes the role of two girls trying to rescue their father in a world controlled by the vilest beasts of all, the Nazis.

Per, both games raced to the top spot on the charts, with Three Houses beating out Youngblood for the top spot. The FPS was no quiet competitor, however, taking the #2 spot just behind it, beating out Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled (6/21/19), knocking what had been #1 down to third place; Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (7/19/2019), which was #2 and now #6; as well as Super Mario Maker 2 (6/28/19), which had a minor drop from #3 to #4. Youngblood and Three Houses aren’t the only newcomers on the list, however, as Kill la Kill – IF also released on Friday and snuck in to snag the #40 spot.

This is my first time seeing this list, and it’s fascinating to see older games managing to stay in the top 40. Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn, which released back before the launch of this site, are #13 and #27 respectively. Super Mario Party, which evidently wasn’t on the chart last week, somehow rose to take #25, and all three console ports of Minecraft, which was popular when I was in middle school, are somewhere on the top 40 with the Switch edition all the way at #11. As a result, I’m now very interested in watching these charts, and I’m looking forward to seeing if Three Houses continues to reign or if Wolfenstein will rise to beat it. Post your predictions in the comments below!

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