'Horizon Zero Dawn' retakes top spot in UK charts

(Guerrilla Games)A promotional image for "Horizon Zero Dawn"

After experiencing a slip in the charts of the past few weeks, Sony Computer Entertainment's open-world action role-playing game (RPG) has retaken the top spot in the UK charts.

According to a report from Metro, "Horizon Zero Dawn" has climbed to the number one spot in the Individual Formats chart in the week ending on April 22, as published by Gfk Chart-Track. The game, which was developed by Guerilla Games, bumped off Ubisoft's "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands" that lorded over the charts among games for the PlayStation 4 platform in the previous week.

Following "Horizon Zero Dawn" and "Wildlands" is "Grand Theft Auto V" (GTA V) at third, after climbing out of the number six spot last week. "Wildlands" also took the fourth spot for the individual formats chart for the Xbox One while "GTA V" also secured the first spot, also on the Xbox One chart.

Meanwhile, "Horizon Zero Dawn" still maintained its spot at the number four position for the U.S. All Formats chart for the month of March, trailing behind "Wildlands," "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," and "Mass Effect: Andromeda," all of which retained their spots from last week's rankings. Moreover, Gfk Chart-Track clarified that the criteria for the U.S. rankings are now based on revenue generated and not by the number of units sold.

As for the UK All Formats charts, "Wildlands" remained firm in its hold of the top spot, beating "GTA V" and "FIFA 17." "Horizon Zero Dawn," on the other hand, improved five spots, landing sixth behind "Lego's World," and "Rocket League."

During the first two weeks after its launch, "Horizon Zero Dawn" sold 2.6 million units worldwide. Furthermore, it also became the most successful title debut in the history of Guerilla Games. "We knew Horizon Zero Dawn was going to be something special, so to see the incredible critical reaction to a brand new game world translate into this level of sales is really gratifying," said Shawn Layden, Chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

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