Horizon Forbidden West has come top of the newest weekly UK sales chart documenting physical purchases thanks to the latest PS5 hardware bundle offered by Sony. While the official bundle only included a code for a digital download, Chris Dring of GamesIndustry.biz has clarified GfK counts codes supplied in bundles as physical sales. As a result, the PlayStation exclusive takes first place.
Sales rose by 94 per cent week on week, and other popular PS5 titles have also profited. Gran Turismo 7 is back in the top 10 after a 38 per cent increase in sales while Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart returns in 15th place after a 275 per cent spike in boxed purchases. The only brand new entry to speak of is Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, which begins life in 20th.
It's abundantly clear that when PS5 Stock is available, the system and its selection of games are being bought in their droves. Other movers this week include LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga dropping to third, Grand Theft Auto V moving up a place into seventh, and FIFA 22 claiming eighth place.
Here's the latest top 10 in full.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 21st May 2022
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Grand Theft Auto V
- FIFA 22
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Gran Turismo 7
The more people that get to experience the brilliant story and growth of Aloy as arguably one of the biggest Sony PlayStation mascots the better! Amazing game!
It would be even better if you had companies like GAME not making up mandatory bundles to take advantage of the demand. I see one of these in my local GAME store last week but it was being bundled with an extra controller, official headset and star wars lego for a price of £670. Got a buddy looking for one but £670 is alot to dish out when £500 is your budget. They are as bad as the scalpers.
@Kidfunkadelic83 bit harsh as scalpers were charging £1000 without a Game (no pun intended)
They must be pumping crap tonnes of units to get those numbers. Good stuff 👌
@Luigia yeah when they first came out. You can get them for 500 now from facebook. Companies shouldn't be making bundles out of them and taking advantage of people. They should be sold at retail giving everyone fair opportunity to own one.
Congrats, absolutely amazing game and my game of the year so far
Little bit of a let down following the fantastic first game but still good although Alloys hard work to listen too....
It's sure looking like crossgen is nearing its end. Games like HFW selling a lot better on PS5 than PS4 despite the PS5 console shortages, PS4/XB1 versions of multiplatform games being cancelled, etc.
@mrtennis1990 couldn’t have said it better
@Deljo really imo HFW is better than the first in every way
@dark_knightmare2 Y'know it's always funny to me when people feel a first game is better than the second, you're only feeling that way because the first was the first experience. HFW is miles better than HZD. It takes the same experience and improves upon it, how's the first one better, some people are laughable.
@TheArt hi mate, for me both games are as good as each other. 9/10 all the way.
HZD has the better story though, HFW better side quests and characters. Combat just as good in both although the new mounts in HFW are a lot cooler.
For me, it's a tie!
Funny how just month ago people were calling it a flop just because it wasn't selling as well as Elden Ring.
@mrtennis1990 I really liked the game as a whole (happily platinumed it) but to be honest I wasn't hugely impressed with Aloy's growth/arc in Forbidden West and thought that was one of the weaker aspects. Yes she learned to not be so much of a loner, confide and seek help from others. But that was about it really. I was far more moved by the growth of her teammates like Kotalo, Zo, Alva and others who seemed to have a more fulfilling arc.
Regardless great to see more people buying/playing it.
@TheArt that’s so true!
@Col_McCafferty I can see that argument even though I put HFW story ahead because the present day story was infinitely better than HZD. I gave the first Horizon a 9 but the sequel is a 10 all the way. People take for granted how great the sidequests are I think when besides Witcher 3 it’s the only open world game since to deliver great sidequests. The towns are so much better and feel real,the combat is more complex and refined,the animations are another level for open world games,the machines are even better somehow and the amount of reactivity for quests and dialogue is damn impressive. Oh and the world is way better to explore than the first which really didn’t have a reason to explore. Dang and I forgot to bring up how much better the cauldrons are in this game compared to the first they are actually dungeons now with fun puzzles to solve. I’m about to talk myself into doing another playthrough after already putting 150 into my first lol.
@Col_McCafferty I believe @dark_knightmare2 has just said it all flawlessly. Better side quests with engaging stories, Cauldrons kept pulling surprises and were never straight forward. And the story...might be a tie or I'll just put HFW ahead for the surprises really. Some could say we're being "recency bias" and people who like the first are being "first time bias" but when the facts are laid down, HFW wins I believe.
@Kidfunkadelic83 Thats quite expensive i payed €630 with a extra controller and GT7 which i will sell sell. But i do understand your problem with that 670 pound is a lot of money.
@TheArt Are the collectables done the same way? Its one of the few games i lovedto find them because how they enriched the story.
@AdamNovice to be fair the only reason it's selling well now is because it's in a bundle, I've seen many stories about Sony keeping it's sales numbers hush hush because they are not happy with them. If elden ring was part of the bundle majority of people would choose it over hfw. Hfws story is so cringe
It's sales numbers being so bad is probably why it's being included in a bundle
@Blaze215 So apparently it can't sell so it's needing to be bundled with PS5s? What a stupid statement when it's been selling and being high in the charts without the bundles to begin with.
@AdamNovice from your profile pic you're clearly a fanboy so there's no point in reasoning with u. There have been many articles claiming Sony are unhappy with it's sales numbers, I'll leave it at that
@Kidfunkadelic83 sadly supply and demand and economics. At least your getting games with these machines that are worth playing.
I still feel until Sony stop making cross gen, the PS5 will always be held back.
@Flaming_Kaiser Collectables are also tricky to find, nothing's ever straight forward, puzzles everywhere. If it's the datalogs you're talking about I think they're the same, just scattered all over.
@Blaze215 Hey dude. Can you post a link to one of those articles of Sony saying they are unhappy with sales numbers of HFW? I couldn't find any.
@Luigia i managed to get one about a year ago, luckily i had to only pay an extra 50 on top of retail but i did still begrudge it but it was cheap compared to the rest for sale at that time. I dont regret it. Had some great experiences so far with ratchet and Astro etc. I think once ps4 is dropped we will some some amazing things.
That's really impressive. Sure the bundle helped but seeing also the rise of GT 7 and Ratchet and Clank speaks volume.
People are eager to play some games on the next gen hardware. Even though it's technically current Gen.
@Blaze215 lol ok fanboy simmer down. The bundle is just now arriving three months after it’s release and before that it was charting highly everywhere especially when new stock arrived so no it’s numbers were not bad. I also don’t know where you get your news about Sony not sharing numbers because they are embarrassed but that’s not true and reeks of fanboy crap.
@Blaze215 please please share these articles I would love to see them
@Kidfunkadelic83 great to hear. Astro Bot is pure magic and a love letter to PlayStation. I think once the devs get to focus on PS5 it’ll shine!
The PS4 had a mobile Jaguar Processor that everyone slated but look at what it delivered!
@TheArt Cool so its more interesting collectibles that are not there just to find and waste your time great to hear.
@Flaming_Kaiser I thought you had the game already seeing as you were a big fan of the first one.
@TheArt Yeah i have the game in Collectors Edition seal but i just dont have enough time lately to finish games. I just want to finish games before i start something new.
So basically Sony has to bundle Horizon with PlayStation 5s in order for it to sell, Lol. At least they can pretend like it's selling well now 😅
@Blaze215 still waiting on that article of Sony saying they were unhappy with Horizon 2 sales. Should be easy for you since you claimed there are many of them.
@Tchunga What makes you think it hasn't sold well? People were spouting off recently that Spiderman Miles Morales flopped because Sony was quiet about its sales numbers. Then it was revealed to have sold 6.5 million copies and that was over a year ago. I guess Mario Kart 8 Deluxe didn't sell well either since it was bundled with the Switch since 2018.
@NintenGuy What makes me think it hasn't sold well? Well, the fact that Sony hasn't released any sales figures for 3 consecutive months now. Meanwhile Bandai Namco and Nintendo have been very vocal about how well Elden Ring and Kirby have been selling during that same time frame. That combined with this new PS5 bundle for a game that, as I mentioned, is only 3 months old at the time of writing. I'm no Michael Pachter but this all strikes me as just a little bit odd
And I don't really know if you're right about that MK8 bundle, pretty sure Nintendo only started bundling MK8 since last year. I could be wrong but either way there's a big difference between bundling a game that's already a couple years old and one that's only been on the market for 3 months. Trying to pretend that the MK8 Switch bundle and the Horizon PS5 bundle are indistinguishable is incredibly disingenuous
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