Top 10 UK Sales Chart: Horizon Zero Dawn Defeats Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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Sony's Horizon Zero Dawn has beaten off competition from Nintendo Switch launch title The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to top the UK physical sales chart for the week ending March 4.

The latest Zelda title--which also launched on Wii U--is the second-best-selling title of the week, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. Nearly 80 percent of the game's sales came on Nintendo's newly launched Switch device.

Grand Theft Auto V refuses to disappear from the charts at No.3, while another Switch launch title, 1-2-Switch, debuts at No.4. In a strong week for new releases, Ubisoft's medieval brawler For Honor drops to No.5 after holding top spot for both the previous weeks. FIFA 17 is close behind at No.6 and another Switch exclusive, Super Bomberman R, opens at No.7.

Rocket League (No.8), Sniper Elite 4 (No.9) , and Battlefield 1 (No.10) round off the top 10, forcing Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare out of that list for the first time since it launched in November. Activision's shooter finishes at No.11 this week.

Despite Horizon Zero Dawn finishing top, three Switch launch titles in the top 10 and the majority of Breath of the Wild's sales coming on the new hybrid console are encouraging signs for Nintendo. It should also be noted that Horizon launched on Wednesday, March 1, but Breath of the Wild didn't come out until Friday, March 3--so Horizon had two extra days' worth of sales.

In our reviews for the two big open world games, critic Peter Brown called Sony's PS4 exclusive "one of the best open-world games of this generation," at the same time as saying the latest Zelda game is "the most impressive game Nintendo has ever created." read more in our Horizon Zero Dawn review, or our The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review.

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. Horizon Zero Dawn
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. 1-2-Switch
  5. For Honor
  6. FIFA 17
  7. Super Bomberman R
  8. Rocket League
  9. Sniper Elite 4
  10. Battlefield 1

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