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Horizon: Forbidden West is the second biggest PS5 launch in the UK boxed charts

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Horizon Forbidden West is the second biggest PS5 launch in the UK boxed charts

Horizon Forbidden West was the number one game in the UK boxed charts, as indicated by GfK sales figures. To celebrate the launch of its exclusive title, Horizon Forbidden West, PlayStation Australia participated in a global launch that saw a few Clawstrider statues show up in some of the world’s most notable locations.

Horizon: Forbidden West was serenely the No.1 game in the UK boxed charts, as indicated by the most recent GfK figures. The game is the second greatest PS5 launch so far, behind the famous launch game Spider-Man: Miles Morales and just ahead of FIFA 22. Like Spider-Man, the new Horizon was released on both PS4 and PS5. 68% of the boxed sales were on PS5 with the rest of the older PlayStation.

Forbidden West’s launch sales are down 35% contrasted and its predecessor: 2017’s Horizon: Zero Dawn. Notwithstanding, this information doesn’t factor in digital sales, and the download market has sped up altogether over the last five years. Digital download information will be released later in the week.

As followed by Gamesindustry.biz, sales figures observed that Horizon Forbidden West was “comfortably” the greatest game of the week. It was additionally the second biggest PS5 launch up until this point, behind Spider-Man: Miles Morales which came out that very day as the console. It was additionally in front of FIFA 22.

Horizon Forbidden West was released for both PS4 and PS5. 68% of its boxed sales were on PS5 with the leftover 32% for the PS4.

Remaining more than seven meters long and three meters tall, the famous Clawstrider, one of Horizon Forbidden West’s most fearsome machines, was on show at Bennelong Lawn in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden between 18-22 February. Sydneysiders got the opportunity to come face-to-face with the machine, where they could likewise experience the Forbidden West through an interactive AR lens. Passers-by additionally got the opportunity to win a copy of Aloy’s spear that is featured in the game or a Horizon Forbidden West Collector’s Edition.

While its launch sales were really down 35% compared to its predecessor – Horizon Zero Dawn – these figures don’t factor in digital sales. Digital download information will be released later this week.

Considering the absence of availability of PS5 consoles, we could expect Horizon should ascend and down the charts as more machines become accessible.

It implies that Pokemon Legends: Arceus falls to No.2 (sales down 52% week-on-week). The Nintendo Switch game was No.1 for three consecutive weeks and is as yet the fastest-selling game of the year.

The release of Horizon coincided with more PS5 consoles coming to stores, which has come about in other PS5 games rising the charts. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is up 15 places to No.12 following a 90% sales rise week-on-week. In the meantime, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart reenters the charts at No.20.

Simply behind Ratchet and Clank is Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, which jumps once more into the charts at No.21 following the release of the Nintendo Switch version of the pack.

Because of the rise of Horizon Forbidden West, Pokémon Legends: Arceus has fallen to the number two slot, with sales down 52% week-on-week. Already, it was number one for three successive weeks and stays the fastest-selling game of the year.

More PS5 consoles have been made accessible at UK retailers recently which has prompted other PS5 games to rise the charts. Spider-Man: Miles Morales has ascended by 15 spots to number 12 after a 90 percent sales rise. Additionally, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has reappeared the charts at number 20 as a result of expanded interest.

In NME’s review of Horizon Forbidden West, our analyst, Jake Tucker, referred to it as “probably the prettiest game I’ve ever played”.

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The Clawstrider showed up around the world, across five mainlands in notorious locations like New York, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Toronto, Paris, Florence, and Seoul. The statues will be set up in more locations around the world across the coming days and weeks.

Patrick Lagana, director of marketing, PlayStation Australia, said: “Horizon Forbidden West is filled with incredible adventure and awe-inspiring machines, taking you on a remarkable journey through a vast array of ecosystems – from dry deserts and snowy landscapes, through to lush tropical valleys and beautiful beaches. It was these environments that were our inspiration for the Global Clawstrider campaign that has been rolling out since Friday – kicking off in our very own backyard, in the beautiful Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens.

“Horizon Forbidden West is set to be one of the biggest games of the year and an excellent addition to PlayStation’s unbeatable lineup of exclusives, and we look forward to seeing how the world reacts to real-life Clawstriders, turning up in some of the most iconic cities,” said Lagana.

Horizon Forbidden West is the sequel to the award-winning Horizon Zero Dawn and sees the protagonist, Aloy, adventure into a perilous unknown area, going up against a colossal variety of new tribes and deadly machines in her mission to save the world indeed.

As part of PlayStation’s global “Treat Codes”, there was likewise the opportunity for one fortunate winner to get their hands on a PS5 by entering the hidden code found at the Clawstrider at playstation.com.

Somewhere else, a new update to Cyberpunk 2077 implies that the game is currently upgraded for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S. Accordingly, the CD Projekt title rose 271% in sales week-on-week and reenters the charts at No.23.

Another new game on the charts is King of Fighters XV at No.30. The SNK title sold best on PS5, representing 53% of sales, with 25% on PS4 and 23% on Xbox.

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