Horizon Forbidden West Tops UK Charts on Debut, Second Biggest PS5 Launch Ever

Guerrilla Games' latest open world title is just behind Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales in launch sales and dethrones Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Posted By | On 21st, Feb. 2022

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Several big games released worldwide last week but to no one’s surprise, Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Forbidden West took the top spot in UK physical sales as per Gfk. As per GamesIndustry, it was also the second biggest PS5 launch in the territory thus far with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales being on top. Of the total sales, 68 percent were on PS5.

Though launch sales were down 35 percent compared to its predecessor, they don’t account for digital downloads. The fact that PS5 consoles are less widely available than the PS4 (which had been available for over three years when Zero Dawn launched) could also be a factor. Other noteworthy titles this week include Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which fell to second place with sales dropping 52 percent week-on-week.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human also dropped to third place as a result while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was steady at fourth. Among the new releases in the past week was Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, which entered 21st place following the Nintendo Switch version’s release, and The King of Fighters 15 which debuted in 30th place. Cyberpunk 2077 also re-entered the charts at 23rd place following update 1.5 which added PS5 and Xbox Series X/S support – sales rose by 271 percent week-on-week in the process.

Check out the Gfk’s top ten best-selling titles for the week ending February 19th below.

Game NameThis WeekLast Week
Horizon Forbidden West1New Entry
Pokémon Legends: Arceus21
Dying Light 2 Stay Human32
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe44
FIFA 2253
Animal Crossing: New Horizons65
Call of Duty: Vanguard710
Minecraft (Switch)88
Mario Party Superstars97
Just Dance 20221014

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