You may know from our recent review of Horizon: Zero Dawn that it’s a damn fine video game. Opinion seems pretty much unanimous on the fact and now there’s some figures to back it up. Guerilla Games awe inspiring open-world title has taken number one slot in the UK sales charts in its release week and simultaneously broken the record for the UK’s best launch of a new IP on the PlayStation 4, set last year by No Man’s Sky. The news is particularly impressive as the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch launch title Zelda: Breath of the Wild also featured on the list, coming in at number two despite much hype around last week’s launch.
Other significant entries included fellow Switch launch title 1-2 Switch, with GTA V still making strong sales, this pushes Ubisoft’s recent melee brawler For Honor down into fifth spot. The rest of the top ten looks like this,
- Horizon: Zero Dawn
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V
- 1-2 Switch
- For Honor
- Fifa 17
- Super Bomberman R
- Rocket League
- Sniper Elite 4
- Battlefield 1
*Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2017 UKIE Ltd
No surprises for the rest of the chart but great to see a new IP performing strongly. Hopefully an indicator that there’s more to come from this interesting new universe.
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