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UK Boxed Charts - Horizon Forbidden West returns to No.1 due to PS5 bundles

Horizon Forbidden West has returned to No.1 in the UK boxed retail charts, following a 31% bump in sales week-on-week.

The title continues to benefit from PS5 hardware bundles. PS5 console stock has improved significantly over the last few months, and Horizon has featured in both official and unofficial hardware deals.
Last week's No.1, Sniper Elite 5, tumbles to No.8 after a 67% drop in sales week-on-week.
It was an extended bank holiday weekend in the UK to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, and there were sales increases across the board. Nintendo Switch Sports was up a place to No.2 after a 24% sales rise, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is back at No.3 after a 77% sales increase, and FIFA 22 is at No.4 due to a 79% jump.
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Last WeekThis WeekTitle
21Horizon Forbidden West
32Nintendo Switch Sports
43Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
64FIFA 22
105Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
86Pokémon Legends: Arceus
357WWE 2K22
18Sniper Elite 5
99Minecraft (Switch Edition)
910Gran Turismo 7

After being the biggest seller both in April and May, PS5 keeps getting that stock available in the UK it seems!
 

SlimySnake

Gold Member
I wonder when we will get a sales announcement now that the bundle is available in both UK and U.S

Im guessing 5 million at least seeing as how every PS5 sale is a Horizon sale.
 
 
I wonder when we will get a sales announcement now that the bundle is available in both UK and U.S

Im guessing 5 million at least seeing as how every PS5 sale is a Horizon sale.
Sony doesn't make sales announcements like that anymore, unless it's a PR statement to promote something else related to that same IP.

That said i feel like 5 million is the bare minimum for this at this point. I'd bet it's higher but who knows.
 

jroc74

Phone reception is more important to me than human rights
Source
Last WeekThis WeekTitle
21Horizon Forbidden West
32Nintendo Switch Sports
43Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
64FIFA 22
105Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
86Pokémon Legends: Arceus
357WWE 2K22
18Sniper Elite 5
99Minecraft (Switch Edition)
910Gran Turismo 7

After being the biggest seller both in April and May, PS5 keeps getting that stock available in the UK it seems!
Some of us tried to tell ppl the extra low stock period between Jan-Mar of this year could be over.

This is starting to become a trend....

Welp.
 

reksveks

Member
After being the biggest seller both in April and May, PS5 keeps getting that stock available in the UK it seems!
100k consoles across the board in May is still down alot from last year. I do wondering what the PS5 YoY change was. MoM it does seem to be improving though.
 
100k consoles across the board in May is still down alot from last year. I do wondering what the PS5 YoY change was. MoM it does seem to be improving though.
They are all down YoY. But PS5's stock between Jan and March was basically nowhere to be seen, which is why Switch and Xbox outsold it.

Now things are a lot better if PS5 is now surpassing it every month since March is over but still not good enough.
 

jm89

Member
bundaroo!

Think its a good sales tactic tbh. Keep the scalpers away!
And its worked. Scalpers won't go near bundles as they have to price it much higher to make a profit and people won't be paying crazy prices anymore.

They should keep this bundles going for a while until they can ramp up alot. And by that time scalpers would have completley given up.
 
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TGO

Hype Train conductor. Works harder than it steams.
What are you talking about
Nintendo's evergreen titles.
People mentioned that all of them was bundled games they pointed out that sequels that wasn't included in bundles sold considerably less and most Ninty Fans said that Nintendo don't count bundled games in the total and those titles sold on their own. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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reksveks

Member
Isn't this related to the previous week? Isn't there a topic for that on GAF? Why post it here too i wonder...?
more information is always a good thing and suspect people don't want to visit two uk sales threads but ehh, i am fine with it in either and/or both place.

They are all down YoY. But PS5's stock between Jan and March was basically nowhere to be seen, which is why Switch and Xbox outsold it.

Now things are a lot better if PS5 is now surpassing it every month since March is over but still not good enough.
it will be interesting to see how fast PS5 will overtake Xbox again in YTD numbers. It shouldn't be too far off really.

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...witch-sales-improve-in-june-uk-monthly-charts

June 2021 was 183k so feels like its going to be another month where its a decline.
 

Lognor

Banned
Nintendo's evergreen titles.
People mentioned that all of them was bundled games they pointed out that sequels that wasn't included in bundles sold considerably less and most Ninty Fans said that they don't count bundled games in the total and those titles sold on their own. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bundled games are counted. Regarding hzd2 I thought it was a little scummy of Sony to bundle it when the ps5 is still impossible to find. So people that want a ps5 need to buy hzd2 as well, which many may not want to buy.

With Nintendo I don't think they've recently did a bundle when the console was facing the type of scarcity that the PS5 is currently. They did Mario kart a couple of years ago I think but the Switch was readily available.

Wii sports is one of the best selling games ever but I think everyone realizes that's the case because it was a Bundled game. But I think Nintendo actually included it for free. That's not what Sony is doing here.
 
Bundled games are counted. Regarding hzd2 I thought it was a little scummy of Sony to bundle it when the ps5 is still impossible to find. So people that want a ps5 need to buy hzd2 as well, which many may not want to buy.

With Nintendo I don't think they've recently did a bundle when the console was facing the type of scarcity that the PS5 is currently. They did Mario kart a couple of years ago I think but the Switch was readily available.

Wii sports is one of the best selling games ever but I think everyone realizes that's the case because it was a Bundled game. But I think Nintendo actually included it for free. That's not what Sony is doing here.
Yep, Nintendo's evergreens mostly sell on their own, often at full price even years later. That's why Nintendo has such ridiculous profit margins.
 

SLB1904

Member
Bundled games are counted. Regarding hzd2 I thought it was a little scummy of Sony to bundle it when the ps5 is still impossible to find. So people that want a ps5 need to buy hzd2 as well, which many may not want to buy.

With Nintendo I don't think they've recently did a bundle when the console was facing the type of scarcity that the PS5 is currently. They did Mario kart a couple of years ago I think but the Switch was readily available.

Wii sports is one of the best selling games ever but I think everyone realizes that's the case because it was a Bundled game. But I think Nintendo actually included it for free. That's not what Sony is doing here.
Stay salty boy
 
Bundled games are counted. Regarding hzd2 I thought it was a little scummy of Sony to bundle it when the ps5 is still impossible to find. So people that want a ps5 need to buy hzd2 as well, which many may not want to buy.

With Nintendo I don't think they've recently did a bundle when the console was facing the type of scarcity that the PS5 is currently. They did Mario kart a couple of years ago I think but the Switch was readily available.

Wii sports is one of the best selling games ever but I think everyone realizes that's the case because it was a Bundled game. But I think Nintendo actually included it for free. That's not what Sony is doing here.
Nintendo had success with bundles, Sony has success with bundles, scalper don't like it. Everyone is happy, maybe not everyone...
 
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DeepEnigma

Gold Member
Bundled games are counted. Regarding hzd2 I thought it was a little scummy of Sony to bundle it when the ps5 is still impossible to find. So people that want a ps5 need to buy hzd2 as well, which many may not want to buy.

With Nintendo I don't think they've recently did a bundle when the console was facing the type of scarcity that the PS5 is currently. They did Mario kart a couple of years ago I think but the Switch was readily available.

Wii sports is one of the best selling games ever but I think everyone realizes that's the case because it was a Bundled game. But I think Nintendo actually included it for free. That's not what Sony is doing here.
This is what mental gymnastics looks like.
 
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its a part of it, i think the larger part is that there is just more first party games sales and less 3rd party mtx which means that cost of revenue is lower.
Yep, 1st party + selling games for or near full price years later = perfect storm for stupidly high profit margins.
 
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its a part of it, i think the larger part is that there is just more first party games sales and less 3rd party mtx which means that cost of revenue is lower.
Nintendo's biggest trick, if you never discount your game no one waits for a discount. Pure genius, I can't help but to give Nintendo credit for trusting their product.
 
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SlimySnake

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Sony doesn't make sales announcements like that anymore, unless it's a PR statement to promote something else related to that same IP.

That said i feel like 5 million is the bare minimum for this at this point. I'd bet it's higher but who knows.
They made the announcement for Ratchet and Returnal. Ratchet was at 1 million after a month. Returnal 500k after 3 months.

We also got Demon Souls numbers (1.2 million) at the Bluepoint Acquisition.
 

Swift_Star

Member
Bundled games are counted. Regarding hzd2 I thought it was a little scummy of Sony to bundle it when the ps5 is still impossible to find. So people that want a ps5 need to buy hzd2 as well, which many may not want to buy.

With Nintendo I don't think they've recently did a bundle when the console was facing the type of scarcity that the PS5 is currently. They did Mario kart a couple of years ago I think but the Switch was readily available.

Wii sports is one of the best selling games ever but I think everyone realizes that's the case because it was a Bundled game. But I think Nintendo actually included it for free. That's not what Sony is doing here.
We’re still doing these shitty platform warring takes?
 
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SLB1904

Member
This is what mental gymnastics looks like.
I don't know why they get worked up for it they have no intention of owning a ps5 or anything playstation related. But still in every thread fuming

That's your counter? So you can't dispute anything I said? Cool. Shows I'm right.


You are salty as fuck.
There was a thread about digital sales.
If no one would want horizon you would find on ebay for a 10 or something, guess what you can't.
People love good games and when comes with a great console and they can save 20 quid win win.
 
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