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Horizon tops UK sales charts, beats Zelda

In what may not come as a surprise PlayStation 4 juggernaut Horizon: Zero Dawn took the top spot of the UK game sales chart this week beating off competition for Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Given the huge marketing campaign, and also the critical acclaim the game received from the gaming industries top reviewers. It was certain the game would be a commercial success.

Aloy, protagonist of Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon: Zero Dawn has become 2017’s biggest selling game so far, and the biggest IP release for Sony since Uncharted 4 back in May 2016.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild came in at #2, MCVUK claims Horizon outsold Zelda by “A comfortable margin”

Still not all is doom and gloom for Zelda as Breath of the Wild was the franchises biggest launch only behind Wind Waker & Twilight Princess.

Gameplay of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Below is the UK’s top 20 games for week ending March 4th

3 other games managed to claw into the UK’s top 20 with 1-2 Switch taking #4, Super Bomberman R securing #7, and creeping in at #19 Telltales: The Walking Dead – The New Frontier.

LW

TW

Title

Age Rating

Publisher

1

HORIZON ZERO DAWN

PEGI 16+

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

2

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD

PEGI 12+

NINTENDO

3

3

GRAND THEFT AUTO V

PEGI 18+

ROCKSTAR

4

1-2 SWITCH

PEGI 7+

NINTENDO

1

5

FOR HONOR

PEGI 18+

UBISOFT

4

6

FIFA 17

PEGI 3+

EA SPORTS

7

SUPER BOMBERMAN R

PEGI 7+

KONAMI

7

8

ROCKET LEAGUE

PEGI 3+

505 GAMES

5

9

SNIPER ELITE 4

PEGI 16+

SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING

6

10

BATTLEFIELD 1

PEGI 18+

EA GAMES

8

11

CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE

PEGI 18+

ACTIVISION

9

12

RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD

PEGI 18+

CAPCOM

11

13

MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION

PEGI 7+

MICROSOFT

14

14

HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

PEGI 18+

SQUARE ENIX

2

15

HALO WARS 2

PEGI 16+

MICROSOFT

10

16

FORZA HORIZON 3

PEGI 3+

MICROSOFT

13

17

OVERWATCH

PEGI 12+

BLIZZARD

27

18

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

PEGI 16+

SONY COMPUTER ENT.

19

THE WALKING DEAD: THE NEW FRONTIER

PEGI 18+

TELLTALE GAMES

16

20

WWE 2K17

PEGI 16+

2K

Source of chart: UKIE

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Jonathan Lack
Jonathan started playing video games in the late 90’s, his first console was the PlayStation One. His favorite games include Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Last of Us, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

When he’s not talking about video games, he’s playing them.

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