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UK Charts 17/06/17 - Horizon Zero Dawn Beats ARMS To The Top

Aloy, Aloy. What's this then?

Aloy’s first adventure into the far flung robot dinosaur infested future has been a big hit for Sony and Guerrilla Games, but for it to return to the top of the charts so many months after its original release is rather surprising. Naturally it did so with the help of some hefty discounting over the past week, as Sony pushed some retailer promotions for their consoles and games over the E3 week.

What it means is that Nintendo’s ARMS wasn’t able to clinch the top spot in what was otherwise a rather quiet week for games. It debuts in second place instead, and while it’s not saying much at this point, it’s the fourth biggest Switch game launch at retail behind Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 1-2 Switch.

The perennial GTA V is up into third place again, which is simply ridiculous when you think about it, while Dirt 4 slides a spot to fourth and last week’s leader, Wipeout Omega Collection, falls to fifth. The only other new release in the top 40 was MotoGP 17, down in 18th place.

The top 20 looks like this:

LW TW Title Publisher
4 1 HORIZON ZERO DAWN SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2 ARMS NINTENDO
5 3 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
3 4 DIRT 4 CODEMASTERS
1 5 WIPEOUT: OMEGA COLLECTION SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2 6 TEKKEN 7 BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
7 7 FIFA 17 EA SPORTS
6 8 OVERWATCH BLIZZARD
8 9 INJUSTICE 2 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 10 ROCKET LEAGUE 505 GAMES
12 11 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE ACTIVISION
10 12 DISHONORED 2 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
16 13 FORZA HORIZON 3 MICROSOFT
21 14 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS UBISOFT
13 15 LEGO WORLDS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
14 16 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE NINTENDO
18 17 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
18 MOTOGP 17 MILESTONE
23 19 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT
15 20 PREY BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

Source: UKIE Games Charts

9 Comments
  1. Severn2j
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I wonder if part of Horizons return is down to it being given free with a PS4Pro over the past week or so.. Along with Wipeout collection, it was enough to make me take the 4K plunge.

    Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 11:26.
    • Stefan L
      Community Team
      Since: May 2009

      It was. Bundled games are counted in the retail charts, so those and just general discounts will have helped.

      Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 12:39.
  2. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    Very well deserved. HZD is probably the best PS4 exclusive game to date. Can’t wait for the Frozen Wilds DLC.

    Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 13:02.
    • bunimomike
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Same here. I’m so very impressed with how highly I regard the game.

      Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 13:34.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        If you do say soyourself ;)

        Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 18:12.
    • double-o-dave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Agreed. You can already pre-order the DLC on the PS store. Its got 31 Dec 2017 for the release date, but I’m guessing thats a placeholder. New Years Eve seems a bit of a strange date to release anything.

      Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 14:03.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Oooo *goes to check* Cheers for that, fella.

        Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 14:32.
  3. DividSmythe
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    It’s a shame ARMS hasn’t charted much higher. I bought mine digital but because of the heat I’ve barely played it as I want it to be part of my fitness regime. I’m guessing it will played a lot more when cooler but would be good as a party game but most people need to bit another set of Joycons which is very expensive when bought with the game.

    Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 15:49.
    • Avenger
      Member
      Since: Oct 2012

      It deserves top place and would have had it if HZD wasn’t discounted. It’s a great game, a real Nintendo gem.

      Comment posted on 19/06/2017 at 18:18.
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