After five weeks at the top, God of War’s reign over the UK retail charts has been ended by PlayStation 4 stablemate Detroit: Become Human. A new first party exclusive and (more importantly) a new big budget AAA game has broken a run that had persisted through a dry spell in the first half of May.
It’s the tenth PS4 exclusive to top the charts, with GamesIndustry.biz report that the game sold well enough to match Beyond: Two Souls at the tills, and probably outperformed it when factoring the unknown of digital sales, but it’s still just a quarter of the sales that Heavy Rain achieved back in 2010.
Behind it is State of Decay 2, which performed rather well. Though we don’t know the totals, it was just 4,000 copies behind Detroit, and it should be noted that this is a game that would have likely had an even greater presence in digital sales and through Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Microsoft proudly stated that the game passed 1 million players within two days of release, going so far as to claim that this was a record breaking sum. What record? Nobody knows.
All of this meant that Dark Souls Remastered came in third place ahead of FIFA 18 and God of War, with the biggest improvement of previous games seen with the heavily discounted Overwatch leaping from 40th to 7th. However, it was a disappointing week for Nintendo as both Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze slid out of the top ten, leaving Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as the console’s sole representative.
Here’s the top 10 from the UKIE and GfK charts:
|NE||1||Detroit: Become Human|
|NE||2||State of Decay 2|
|NE||3||Dark Souls Remastered|
|1||5||God of War|
|5||6||Far Cry 5|
|40||7||Overwatch: GOTY Edition|
|8||10||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
Source: UKIE/GfK via GamesIndustry.biz