According to the latest data published by GSD, 50% of the copies sold of Horizon Forbidden West in the UK in the week of debut they were purchased from the PlayStation Store. A figure that demonstrates how the digital market is now becoming more and more popular. Even more interesting, however, is the fact that 67% of digital copies sold are for PS5. As we know the differences between the PS5 and PS4 version practically non-existent, given that the next-gen upgrade is free, however the first costs 10 euros more.
The figure reported by GSD is actually extremely similar to that of GfK relating to the reatil market. As previously reported, 68% of physical copies of Horizon Forbidden West sold in the UK are for PS5.
In reality, it is not too surprising for both results. Although the PS4 version of the new Guerrilla Games work is the most convenient from practically all points of view, this detail has not been explained very clearly by Sony. You will surely remember the controversy for the two Standard Editions on PlayStation Store identical in content but different in price. Or how Sony tried to clarify it, actually generating even more confusion.
In short, according to data from GfK and GSD, many users, at least in the United Kingdom, have decided to buy the PS5 version of Horizon Forbidden West voluntarily or unconsciously (we are more inclined to the second case), which is the most expensive, despite not offering content. extra over the PS4 one and the free next-gen upgrade.
In the meantime, Horizon Forbidden West patch 1.05 is available for PS5 and PS4 a few days ago, here are all the details.