Clever PlayStation 5 Move Sees Horizon Forbidden West Topple the All-Conquering Nintendo Switch Sports

Published 05/23/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

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Sony began this year on a high with a blockbuster in Horizon Forbidden West. The PlayStation exclusive had a massive opening during its launch. It was the number one game until other heavyweights arrived to pose a tough challenge.

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However, it seems like Horizon Forbidden West has reclaimed its top spot again. According to latest reports, the PlayStation 5 exclusive emerged as the number one selling game in the UK for the past week. It happened after a very long period and there’s a big reason behind this amazing result.

PlayStation 5 bundle helps Horizon Forbidden West to gain a 94 percent boost in sales on the UK chart!

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As reported by VGChartz, Forbidden West received a big boost of nearly 94 percent in its sales. Which is due to the recently released PS5 bundle that also included a copy of the game itself. Eventually, the successor to 2017’s first Horizon title took the first position on the UK sales chart for the week ending May 21.

While taking back its crown, Horizon Forbidden West also dethroned Nintendo Switch Sports which was an invincible title for the past three weeks. In case anyone missed it, the Nintendo Switch exclusive was the number one selling game for three weeks in a row.

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Moreover, another PlayStation 5 exclusive got the benefit of restocks for the console along with a new bundle. Gran Turismo 7 witnessed a boost of 38 percent in its sales while grabbing the 10th spot in the UK chart.

Additionally, Ratchet and Clank also saw a major surge in their popularity. The 2021 game saw a gigantic increase in sales, by 275 percent, helping it to re-enter the list of Top 20 best-selling titles. It ended up taking the 15th position on the chart.

Meanwhile, here’s the full list of the Top 10 games in the UK for the week ending May 21, 2022:

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  1. Horizon Forbidden West
  2. Nintendo Switch Sports
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  6. Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. FIFA 22
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  10. Gran Turismo 7

 

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Horizon Forbidden West is now available worldwide for the PlayStation 5. Are you still playing this game since its initial release in February earlier this year? Let us know your views in the comments below.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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