Horizon Zero Dawn Is the Biggest Ever New IP Launch on PS4 in UK; The Legend of Zelda Ranks Second
Horizon Zero Dawn pushes to the top of the UK sales charts, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ranks second.
Today Gfk Chart-track released its weekly chart, ranking game sales in the United Kingdom, and Guerrilla Games’ new RPG Horizon Zero Dawn came on top, leaving The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild behind.
To be fair, Sony’s title could certainly count on a massively bigger installed base, but it was without a doubt the challenger against Nintendo’s veteran franchise.
Below you can read the firm’s analysis, crowning Horizon Zero Dawn biggest new IP launch ever on PS4 in the country.
‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ tops week 9, ahead of ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild’
A bumper week for gaming is led by ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ which tops the chart as Sony’s biggest ever PS4 launch of a new IP (ahead of No Man’s Sky). Released on Wednesday ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ is also the biggest launch of the year so far and Sony’s biggest launch since ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’. Ubisoft’s ‘For Honor’ falls from No1 to No5, having to make way for both Horizon Zero Dawn and new Nintendo Switch titles.
Released on Friday, Nintendo Switch brings with it ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild’, which debuts at No2 for both Switch and Wii U. 78% of sales were for the Switch version with 22% for Wii U. The Switch version becomes the 3rd biggest ever launch of a Zelda title, behind ‘Wind Waker’ on Gamecube and ‘Twilight Princess’ on Wii.
There were 5 new Switch games at launch, 3 of which enter the Top 10 including ‘1-2 Switch’ new at No4 and Konami’s ‘Super Bomberman R’ debuting at No7. The Switch version of ‘Just Dance 2017’ helps Ubisoft’s game re-enter the Top 40 at No24, while the Switch version of ‘Skylanders Imaginators’ fails to lift the title back in to the chart. The only other new game to make the Top 40 this week is Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead: The New Frontier’ which begins life at No19.
Below you can check out the chart itself. Perhaps, the biggest news is that enough people thought that 1-2 Switch was worth a full game price, that it actually ranked 4th.
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V
- 1-2 Switch
- For Honor
- Fifa 17
- Super Bomberman R
- Rocket League
- Sniper Elite 4
- Battlefield 1
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition
- Hitman: the Complete First Season
- Halo Wars 2
- Forza Horizon 3
- Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End
- The Walking Dead: the New Frontie
- WWE 2K17
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Ed.
- Pokémon Sun
- Lego Star Wars: the Force Awakens
- Just Dance 2017
- Mafia III
- NBA 2K17
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV
- Watch Dogs 2
- Tom Clancy’s The Division
- Minecraft: Playstation Edition
- Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Edition
- Pokémon Moon
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege
- Assassin’s Creed: the Ezio Collection
- New Super Mario Bros. 2
- Dishonored 2
- Lego Marvel Avengers