Horizon Forbidden West has been named the UK's fourth best-selling physical game of 2022, beating out competition from LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, God of War Ragnarok, and Elden Ring to land in the top 10. The UK's best-selling physical titles of the year are as follows:
- FIFA 23
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- God of War Ragnarok
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Elden Ring
Of course, many of the games that made the top 10 have only been available for a few months, meaning had they spent the same amount of time on shelves as Horizon Forbidden West, the Guerrilla Games title may not have charted so highly. However, it's interesting to note how Elden Ring only just managed to scrape into the top 10 despite launching one week after Horizon Forbidden West and having a lot more excitement backing it.
It's important to reiterate this particular top 10 only covers the best-selling games distributed by physical means, as a GamesIndustry.biz report notes how 72 per cent of the world now buys its games digitally. As such, a ranked list based on titles bought off the PS Store and other built-in console shops could look completely different. Still, this will be welcome news for Sony as the PS5, PS4 exclusive has continued to sell since its release in February. Burning Shores, a Horizon Forbidden West expansion, arrives in April 2023.