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
- 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