Ghost Recon Narrowly Beats Horizon Zero Dawn to Become March’s Best-Selling Game in UK
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands narrowly beat PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn to become UK’s best-selling game for the month of March, according to tracking service GfK. Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took third place.
Mass Effect Andromeda, which launched on March 21, came in fourth while LEGO Worlds‘ fifth place round up the top 5.
Overall, boxed sales were down by 2.8 percent from the same period last year despite some AAA releases. GfK notes that Ubisoft’s Wildlands did not sell as much as The Division, which released in March 2016 and went on to become one of the best-sellers of the year.
Revenues from boxed game sales were up by 2 percent from last year and stood at £59 million. However, it’s worth noting that Nintendo Switch games come with a higher price tag and considering Switch games accounted for 8.2 percent of all games sold last month, it has a part to play in increased revenues.
Ubisoft was the biggest publisher of the month with a 19 percent market share, followed by Sony at 15.2 percent and Nintendo at 14.1 percent.
[Source: Games Industry]