Sony’s biggest new IP launch on PlayStation 4 (ahead of No Man’s Sky), Sony’s biggest launch since Uncharted 4, and the biggest launch of the year so far, Horizon Zero Dawn finished in first place last week in the UK.
Last week also saw the launch of the Nintendo Switch, which moved around 80,000 units, according to retailer data sent to Games Industry. This is ahead of the Wii U launch (40,000 units), but behind the 3DS (113,000 units), Xbox One (150,000 units), and PlayStation 4 (250,000 units) launches.
Debuting in 2nd place, Nintendo’s biggest game of the week was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Ot sold 78% of copies on Switch, and 22% on Wii U. The Switch version of Breath of the Wild is the 3rd biggest ever launch of a Zelda title, behind Wind Waker on GameCube and Twilight Princess on Wii.
Here’s the top 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending March 4, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track:
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V
- 1-2 Switch
- For Honor (down 45%)
- FIFA 17
- Super Bomberman R
- Rocket League
- Sniper Elite 4
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Resident Evil 7
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition
- Hitman: The Complete First Season
- Halo Wars 2
- Forza Horizon 3
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
- The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
- WWE 2K17
Do you think Ghost Recon Wildlands, NieR: Automata, and LEGO Worlds will all finish in the top 10 this week?