Horizon Forbidden West tops UK boxed charts thanks to PS5 bundle

Horizon Forbidden West returned to the top of the UK boxed charts last week, thanks to a new PS5 bundle which included the game.

According to GfK (posted by GamesIndustry.biz), Horizon managed a 94% week-on-week sales increase, mainly due to the new bundle.

Nintendo Switch Sports, the previous week’s bestseller is down to number 2 after three weeks at the top of the charts.

An increase in PS5 stock has also seemingly boosted the sales of other exclusives, including Gran Turismo 7 (which re-entered the top 10) and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (which climbed back up to number 15).

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The rest of the top five consisted of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokémon: Legends Arceus.

Meanwhile, new release Evil Dead fell from number 5 to number 12, after a 51% sales drop compared to its release week.

The full boxed UK games chart can be seen below (last week’s position in brackets):

  1. Horizon Forbidden West (3)
  2. Nintendo Switch Sports (1)
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (2)
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (4)
  5. Pokemon Legends: Arceus (6)
  6. Minecraft Switch Edition (7)
  7. Grand Theft Auto 5 (8)
  8. FIFA 22 (10)
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (9)
  10. Gran Turismo 7 (13)

PlayStation 5 enjoyed its best sales month of the year so far in Europe in April.

The latest GSD market report revealed that 289,000 consoles were sold across Europe last month, representing a drop of 15% compared to March.

The data covers 10 countries in mainland Europe but doesn’t include the UK or Germany. However, PS5 also had its best sales month of the year in the UK in April.