Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Horizon Zero Dawn And Zelda Drop As Ghost Recon: Wildlands Holds On To No.1

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands has finished top of the UK physical sales chart for the second week running. Ubisoft's open-world game was the biggest UK launch of 2017 so far last week, and it has held on to the No.1 spot for the week ending March 18.

Below Wildlands, Lego Worlds rises one position in its second week on sale to No.2, which pushes Sony's PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn down one place to No.3.

Grand Theft Auto V continues to chart well, up one spot to No.4, while fellow evergreen title FIFA 17 is up to No.5 and Nintendo Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild slips two places to No.6.

Next week's chart may be be shaken up by Mass Effect: Andromeda, which launches in the UK on March 23 (March 21 in North America). For now however, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Lego Worlds, and Horizon Zero Dawn are enjoying the podium positions.

You can read the full top 10 sales chart below. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  2. Lego Worlds
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. FIFA 17
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Rocket League
  8. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  10. Forza Horizon 3

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HOW??????

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Let's count all those free Wildlands codes given away with all the new video card purchases shall we?

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@khanwashere: You mean in the chart showing how many physical sales there were? Butthurt Horizon fanboy much?

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@sealionact: The truth is, gamers are much more inclined to buy a multiplayer military shooter type game than a new IP with a female hero. Its not sexism, its marketing and knowing who your audience are.

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@khanwashere: yeah right becouse they sold hundreds of thousands of cards just becouse of this game.....moron.

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Edited By pixelTsun

Nier Automata ought to be one of the top sellers, better than half the things on that list

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Not that surprised to see Ghost Recon at top.. I'm really enjoying it and the Game has been getting good feedback from those that are playing it !! Horizon Zero Dawn is also really Good so Ghosts had some tough competition here !

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@ltjohnnyrico:

Damn right bro! lol

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Nice to see the better Horizon game still in the charts quite a few months after release...

Also, what kind of person buys Minecraft in a physical box?!

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@TashunkoSapa: "quite a few months after release..."

Uh Horizon hasn't been out for even a month yet dude. Unless you meant weeks, not months.

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@moose-fitz: that went right over your head

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@iammcgruber: I did. I get it now though. Move along, nothing to see here people! lol.

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Glad to see Horizon: Zero Dawn is selling well because it's a awesome game I enjoy and as well as Breath of the Wild too. Ghost Recon: Wildlands doesn't peak my interest and I didn't do a lot of study on the game so I won't be picking it up for a very long time but nevertheless, congratulations winning number one spot.

Will Mass Effect: Andromeda take number one next week despite the bad reputation it's getting? Stay Tune for the next episode of Top 10 UK Sales Chart!

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In all honesty I'm a little perplexed as to how a game like Ghost recon managed to still hold onto the top spot for a second week.

That's not a dig at the game itself but rather a compliment considering some of the "massive" titles standing in its way to the top spot.

Perhaps this second week atop the charts is due to the simple fact that most people who were interested in games the likes of a Zelda or HZD already purchased it day 1. Who knows.

No doubt next weeks rankings (with the release of Mass Effect.) will shake things up.

Regardless, congrats to Ubisoft.

-DARKHORSE NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: Reason is open world driving and shooting games are a lot of fun and quite rare. Last one was Watch dogs 2and before it, Mafia III.

I would without any hesitation prefer Ghost recon to Nier automata. I know Nier has gotten good reviews but I usually dislike the philosophy of japanese game design + it's based on the archaic "bosses" level design, etc...

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@tevic: before mafia 3 there was Homefront and before, it Just Cause 3.

So there are not so many of these "driving and shooting open-world games". That's the reason Ghost recon sells well.

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@videogameninja: IDK, after 2014 I refuse to buy from Ubisoft anymore....all their games are the same and predictable and tedious.....

Horizon Zero Dawn deserves all the credit.....think, Killzone could barely sustain itself even at it's best.....people rave about KZ2 but I found it boring.....KZ3 was kinda cool but I didn't buy it, I played for a bit on a friend's system but never bought it....totally skipped the most recent one....HZD blows KZ out of the water.....also most of the open world aspects they do it way better than other dev's are doing it.....

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@darthrevenx: Totally agree. Usually not a fan of open-world because it gets repetitive quite fast, and reminds me too much of MMOs (which I've had a life-time of), but HZD makes everything fun to do. If someone asked me "well what do you want a open-world game to be like then?" This is what I'd answer.

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Intersting that a game no one really talked about is holding the top spot.

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@amaneuvering: There's a whole hell of a lot of gamers who buy games but don't go on gaming message boards. That's why you see a bunch of Call of Duty hate here, but then it still outsells everything.

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@amaneuvering: you mean the game that sucks, published by ubishit shoehorned uplay, and denuvo ?

Yeah,no stupid cunts have voice against it for days on end. Game is great, need more polishment, end of story, but give how huge of a world they manage to fit into peasants console, that itself is an achiement, game is gorgeous even on consoles !!

And ubisoft does homework, they improved the division alot, and i hear good things about siege as well. They did huge improvements in performance from beta to release. now its on to fix bugs and perfomance issues people are having

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@amaneuvering: The Sarcasm is strong in this one !!

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WOW Forza Horizon 3 is still in the top 10 despite Sony and Nintendo Best games as well as Ubisoft new game.

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@halotastic123:

Lol

WOW... where's Halo Wars 2?

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@halotastic123: PS4 has put out a lot of exclusives, so the users are bound to have to choose between them (with most obviously choosing Horizon). Xbox doesn't have that issue, n'or does Nintendo Switch where the only relevant game is Zelda...

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@livedreamplay:

So...you mean to say that all the PS exclusive games available only one of them (released two weeks ago) can outsell an Xbox One exclusive from six months ago?

Why not just admit that Forza is popular in Europe?

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@doctor_mg: What I'm saying is that platforms that have 1 good game should have bigger sales for that game than consoles that have 10 good games (just an example, not talking necessarily about this scenario). I agree, Forza is amazing and rightfully so, popular.

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@doctor_mg: When you've only had one exclusive to sell on your platform to your fanbase for several months vs saturating the player base with too many new games it's hard to keep any one single title alive as long.

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@khanwashere:

Dead Rising 4, Gears of War 4, Recore, and Halo Wars 2 all came out months after Forza Horizon 3. Why aren't Gears of War 4 or Halo Wars 2 on this list?

I'll give you the reason...Forza Horizon 3 is MORE POPULAR.

Fanboys are toxic. Forza is popular in the U.K. Particularly Forza Horizon 3 which greatly boosted Xbox One sales for the months of September and October once it was released.

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@halotastic123: that was the last great game on XB so it makes sense.

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@pcps4xb: I mean considering many Sony new games such as Gravity Rush 2, Nioh and Nier. I expect Forza will not be show up but It still here despite it been taken down last week.

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