Aloy is your No.1 gal once again
Guerrilla Games’ gorgeous sequel Horizon Forbidden West has successfully ventured back to the top of the UK Charts, reclaiming the number one spot three months on from its initial launch week success.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Aloy’s second escapade saw an incredible 94% week-on-week sales increase in the UK territory, driven by the launch of Sony’s first official PS5 hardware bundle. The new set, which retails in the UK for a princely £499.99, includes a standard, disc-based PS5 console, a DualSense controller, and a digital copy of the acclaimed adventure. A variant featuring a PS5 Digital is also available, priced at £409.99. Of course, like most PS5 units, the Horizon Forbidden West bundle is already in short supply, both in stores and online.
Elsewhere in the boxed sales charts, Nintendo Switch Sports drops to No.2 after spending three weeks on the throne. Other Nintendo Switch releases dominate the Top Ten, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Minecraft, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Perennial chart mainstay Grand Theft Auto 5 sits comfortably in the Top Ten as is its wont, this week positioned at No.7. The only new physical release for last week, Vampire: the Masquerade — Swansong, debuted at No.20, like most modern PlayStation, Xbox, and PC releases, Nacon’s gothic adventure will find the majority of its sales of the digital variety.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: May 21, 2021
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. Horizon Forbidden West — Sony Interactive Entertainment
2. Nintendo Switch Sports — Nintendo
3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga — Warner Bros.
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus — Nintendo
6. Minecraft – Nintendo
7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take-Two Interactive
8. FIFA 22 – Electronic Arts
9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons — Nintendo
10. Gran Turismo 7 — Sony Interactive Entertainment
U.K. Video Game Charts [GamesIndustry.biz]