June 30, 2022

Horizon: Forbidden West Climbs to Top of UK Sales Charts

Horzon: Forbidden West returns to the number 1 spot following a 2 month hiatus


It’s official. Everyone has finally completed Elden Ring. But more to the point, Horizon: Forbidden West has taken the initiative and jumped to the top spot in UK game sales. This follows a whopping 31% bump in sales week on week. Combined of course with everyone finally finishing off From Soft’s epic RPG earlier in the month.

Okay, we jest. This is a fantastic achievement for a game that was released over two months ago. The title continues to benefit from Sony’s recent decision to hard bundle with the PS5. Console sales themselves are on the up too, as hardware shortages finally show signs of easing. But still, this is a sure sign of quality, as naturally, other game bundles are readily available.

As for the other movers and shakers, last week’s No.1, Sniper Elite 5 tumbles to the eighth spot. That’s a 67% decline week on week, demonstrating quite the opposite to Horizon.

Bank Holiday Bonanza

Last weekend saw an extended bank holiday in the UK celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As usual for holidays, this saw a general rise in game purchases across the board. Nintendo Switch Sports was up at the number 2 spot following a 24% increase in sales. And both Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and FIFA 22 saw huge sales bumps, rising 77% and 79% respectively.

But perhaps the biggest success story this week is WWE 2K22, rising a massive 356% in sales week on week. The title jumped up to 7th spot in the charts from god only knows where before. Likely this colossal rise from the ashes follows Sony’s Days of Play promotional campaign, featuring both PS4 and PS5 versions for sub-£25.

Here’s the full Top Ten list from GfK for week ending June 7th;

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
21Horizon Forbidden West
32Nintendo Switch Sports
43Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
64FIFA 22
105Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
86Pokémon Legends: Arceus
357WWE 2K22
18Sniper Elite 5
99Minecraft (Switch Edition)
910Gran Turismo 7

Source; gamesindustry.biz

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