PlayStation VR might have been the big talking point of last week, but you shouldn’t have expected the launch titles to suddenly dominate the UK charts. Some of the games have put in a respectable showing, with all bar one of the boxed releases getting into the top 40, but it’s the conventional games that still rule the roost.
FIFA 17 enjoys a third week at the top of the league, but there’s a lot of new games in the charts this time, as Gears of War 4 launches in second place, WWE 2K17 slams into fourth, and Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Edition launches in fifth. The first PSVR game is PlayStation VR Worlds in 7th, with Until Dawn: Rush of Blood coming 9th and RIGS managing 12th.
But it gets a bit more disappointing for the rest of the launch lineup. Eve: Valkyrie could only manage 20th, Driveclub VR is in 23rd (though you’d expect it to be bouyed with discounted digital sales for season pass holders), and Battlezone could only muster 28th place, despite being one of the best games on the system, in my opinion.
Ah well, here’s the more concise top 20:
|1||1||FIFA 17||EA SPORTS|
|2||GEARS OF WAR 4||MICROSOFT|
|5||RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR EDITION||SQUARE ENIX|
|3||6||FORZA HORIZON 3||MICROSOFT|
|7||PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS||SONY COMPUTER ENT.|
|9||UNTIL DAWN: RUSH OF BLOOD||SONY COMPUTER ENT.|
|5||10||ROCKET LEAGUE||505 GAMES|
|4||11||GRAND THEFT AUTO V||ROCKSTAR|
|12||RIGS: MECHANIZED COMBAT LEAGUE||SONY COMPUTER ENT.|
|13||DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS||SQUARE ENIX|
|21||14||STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT||EA GAMES|
|10||16||MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION||MICROSOFT|
|11||17||DESTINY: THE COLLECTION||ACTIVISION|
|16||18||LEGO DIMENSIONS||LEGO DIMENSIONS|
|6||19||BIOSHOCK: THE COLLECTION||2K|
|20||EVE: VALKYRIE||SONY COMPUTER ENT.|
Source: GfK via UKIE