'Horizon Zero Dawn' tops week 9, ahead of 'The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild'

Horizon Zero Dawn

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.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 9 Year 2017
Ending 4th March

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
20 21 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
19 22 POKEMON SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
17 23 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  24 JUST DANCE 2017 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
15 25 NIOH PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
21 26 STEEP PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
26 27 MAFIA III PEGI 18+ 2K
22 28 NBA 2K17 PEGI 3+ 2K
23 29 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
29 30 FINAL FANTASY XV PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
12 31 WATCH DOGS 2 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
40 32 TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
28 33 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
35 34 RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
31 35 POKEMON MOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
24 36 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
37 37 ASSASSIN'S CREED: THE EZIO COLLECTION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
38 38 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
  39 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
33 40 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK