PS4’s latest exclusive, God of War, launched last week to critical acclaim and now it appears to have gone down well with players, too. The Sony title has debuted at No.1 in the UK games chart for the week ending April 11, sending Far Cry 5 down to No.2.
Furthermore, God of War claimed the best week one UK sales of any game in the series, ousting the previous record-holder, God of War 3, which launched for PS3 in 2010. Below Far Cry 5, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life–another PS4 exclusive–finishes at No.3 in its debut week. Yakuza 6 breaks its own UK sales records: it becomes the highest-charting Yakuza game and broke the series’ record for week one sales.
The rest of the physical games chart paints a familiar picture. Perennial favorite FIFA 18 finishes at No.4, with Nintendo’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey following at No.5 and No.6, respectively. You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
After its launch last week, God of War became the highest-rated PS4 exclusive on Metacritic. Our own reviewer, Peter Brown, enjoyed it too, awarding the PS4 game a 9/10.
“In many ways God of War is what the series has always been,” he wrote. “It’s a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become. Like Kratos, God of War recalls the past while acknowledging the need to improve. Everything new it does is for the better, and everything it holds onto benefits as a result. Kratos is no longer a predictable brute. God of War is no longer an old-fashioned action series. With this reboot, it confidently walks a new path that will hopefully lead to more exciting adventures to come.” Read more in our full God of War review.
- God of War
- Far Cry 5
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
- FIFA 18
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Super Mario Odyssey
- Fallout 4
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Grand Theft Auto V