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How well has Horizon: Zero Dawn sold? Exceedingly well – in the UK at least. Sony threw the entirety of its marketing muscle behind Aloy's inaugural adventure, and the results speak for themselves: the role-playing release apparently "comfortably" outsold The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – and beat No Man's Sky to become the Japanese giant's biggest franchise debut of the generation. A new star has been born.

With regards to competition against a certain pointy-eared hero in a green tunic, the PS4 install base obviously eclipses that of the newly released Nintendo Switch and failed Wii U, while Horizon: Zero Dawn launched a couple of days earlier than its counterpart and didn't endure any stock issues. It's still a massive result for the Guerrilla Games developed exclusive, though, which is surely now on track to be a big new first-party brand.

Elsewhere in this week's UK sales chart, several new Switch games entered the top ten, but none could overcome the evergreen Grand Theft Auto V in third. For Honor, FIFA 17, Rocket League, Sniper Elite 4, and Battlefield 1 all carved out spaces for themselves – we've included the full top ten below. Are you surprised by this week's best sellers list, or is it more or less what you predicted? Whip out a bow and arrow in the comments section below.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 4th March, 2017

  1. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. 1-2 Switch
  5. For Honor
  6. FIFA 17
  7. Super Bomberman R
  8. Rocket League
  9. Sniper Elite 4
  10. Battlefield 1

[source eurogamer.net, via mcvuk.com]