PS5 outsold Xbox Series X|S for the month of July 2022 in the UK, and it has been revealed half of those systems had a digital copy of Horizon Forbidden West bundled with them. The official bundle from Sony has proven incredibly popular in the region, so much so that 50 per cent of all PS5 hardware sold there over the past three months was for the pricier option containing Aloy's latest adventure rather than just the base unit.
The data comes via GfK (reported by GamesIndustry.biz), which says the success of the PS5 in the UK can be directly attributed to the Horizon Forbidden West bundle at the moment. While PS5 Stock containing the game hasn't been quite as plentiful lately, retailers have started making their own bundles where they simply include a copy of the game with the original machine for a higher price.
This has helped to keep Horizon Forbidden West at the top of the weekly UK sales charts covering physical purchases. The game has been the best-selling title in the territory twice over the past three weeks and has come top six times since its release. The official bundle, which is counted as a physical copy despite being a digital code, has played a large part in this success.