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UK Charts 21/04/18 – God Of War Is Number One, Second Biggest Release Of The Year

Kratos has smashed his way to the top of the UK sales charts with the second biggest debut week this year, second only to Far Cry 5 which was available on multiple formats. The rebooted God of War has become the fastest selling game in the franchise, shifting 35% more physical units in its first week than the previous best seller, God of War III.

Sega will also be celebrating as Yakusa 6: Song of Life has also become the biggest launch ever for the franchise, but only just, as it edged ahead of Yakuza Kiwami by 300 units. The two big launches meant that nearly 1/4 million games were sold last week, but you only need to shift less than a thousand to crawl in near the bottom of the charts which is how Mario Kart 7 has reappeared.

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 GOD OF WAR PEGI 18+ SONY
1 2 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
3 YAKUZA 6: THE SONG OF LIFE PEGI 18+ SEGA
2 4 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 5 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
8 6 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
7 7 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA
5 8 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
12 9 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
4 10 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
6 11 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
18 12 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
11 13 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS
17 14 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA
22 15 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS
23 16 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
24 17 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
19 18 PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA
16 19 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
9 20 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY
20 21 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY
21 22 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
10 23 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
15 24 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS
25 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
27 26 ASSASSIN’S CREED ROGUE REMASTERED PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
26 27 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 28 JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
14 29 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
31 30 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
29 31 BURNOUT PARADISE REMASTERED PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
30 32 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY
25 33 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
36 34 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
34 35 SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS PEGI 12+ SONY
35 36 HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITION PEGI 16+ SONY
37 37 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
38 A WAY OUT PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
39 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD PEGI 16+ CAPCOM
40 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK

Additional statistics from GI.Biz

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3 Comments
  1. JustTaylorNow
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    10/10 dunno how it got an 8. Game is top notch quality in every aspect

    Comment posted on 23/04/2018 at 12:36.
    • JR.
      Member
      Since: Apr 2013

      I agree. There’s a bit of an early adjustment period but once it clicks, it just feels so right. Visually stunning but also outstanding on a technical level – not a single glitch or game crash in my 15-20 hours so far. Santa Monica have outdone themselves.

      Comment posted on 23/04/2018 at 13:19.
  2. Jag
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Do these sales charts include online purchases from Amazon, ShopTo and the like?
    If it’s just from the shops and supermarkets I wonder how useful these are nowadays, especially with digital taking a bigger slice of the pie.
    Still it’s good to hear Yakuza 6 sold well considering it came out the same week as another PS4 exclusive.

    Comment posted on 23/04/2018 at 16:03.