Horizon: Zero Dawn has beaten The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, by a considerable margin within the first week of release, snatching No. 1 seller title on UK charts, becoming PS4’s biggest ever new IP launch in the process.
Although Horizon: Zero Dawn did have a decent head start, releasing on Wednesday, March 1st, compared to Breath of the Wild’s release date of Friday, March 3rd. However this should detract from what Horizon: Zero Dawn managed to pull as it’s not only the biggest launch of the year so far, but it’s also Sony’s most successful launch since Uncharted 4.
As for Breath of the Wild, 78 per cent of the game’s sales were for Switch and 22 per cent for Wii U. The Switch game ranks as the third biggest Zelda launch ever behind Wind Waker and Twilight Princess.
Breath of the Wild accounted for 75 per cent of all total Switch software sales for the week, with two others making the Top Ten – 1-2 Switch at No.4 and Super Bomberman R at No.7. The Switch version of Just Dance 2017 also sees that game re-enter the Top 40 at No.24, although Skylanders Imaginators misses out on a Top 40 spot despite the new Switch version.
Interestingly GTA V still maintains a high spot, sitting at no. 3 with Ubisoft’s recent release, For Honor taking no. 5.
Here is the full list:
Here’s the UK Top 10 for the week ending March 4th:
- Horizon Zero Dawn (Sony)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
- Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
- 1-2 Switch (Nintendo)
- For Honor (Ubisoft)
- FIFA 17 (EA)
- Super Bomberman R (Konami)
- Rocket League (505 Games)
- Sniper Elite 4 (Sold Out)
- Battlefield 1 (EA)