F1 2021 overtakes Zelda to claim pole position | UK Boxed Charts

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Christopher Dring

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Codemasters’ F1 2021 has claimed the No.1 spot in the UK boxed charts, despite a 37% drop in sales week-on-week.

The game missed out on pole position last week as it was beaten by Nintendo’s latest remaster: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

However, the Nintendo Switch game dropped 74% in physical sales during its second week, which has seen the two titles swap places.

It’s not entirely unusual for a new game aimed at core fans to drop by this number in its second week, and a combination of the UK opening up after the COVID-19

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