It's been said many times, but the last month or so has been pretty extraordinary for new game releases. What are likely to be award magnets come the end of the year have all launched within a short window in the first quarter — it's an amazing start to 2022. What's more, they all appear to be selling very well indeed — in the UK, at least. Case in point: Gran Turismo 7 has taken the boxed charts in style, claiming first place.
It knocks Elden Ring off its perch and into second, where the FromSoftware epic continues to sell best on PlayStation platforms. A share of 55 per cent is for the PS5 version, while the PS4 SKU takes a further 24 per cent.
This all means that Horizon Forbidden West has been pushed down to fourth position. What's interesting here is that the PS5/PS4 split is almost equal; the current-gen version accounts for 53 per cent versus 47 per cent on PS4.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 5th March 2022
- Gran Turismo 7
- Elden Ring
- Pokémon Legends Arceus
- Horizon Forbidden West
- FIFA 22
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Triangle Strategy
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Dying Light 2
- Minecraft (Switch)