After a launch marked by its high ratings in reviews, the time has come to know if the success of God of War in the face of criticism is translating into good sales. The United Kingdom is the first market to shed official information and there is excellent news for the SIE Santa Monica series.
Today, the market analysis firms in the UK, Ukie and GFK, presented their lists with the best-selling games in the physical format during the week that ended yesterday, April 21. As expected, God of War took first place and imposed a new record as the most successful launch of the franchise in the United Kingdom, surpassing by 35% the initial sales that God of War III had at the time.
The success of the new title of God of War stands out in the region because, according to the report, it did not have a pre-sale phase on Amazon UK, which means that players turned to the stores as soon as the game was available.
At the same time, another exclusive title of PS4 became best-selling title in the United Kingdom, because Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which debuted on April 17, reached the third place in the list of best-selling games in that market last week. The reception that Yakuza 6 had in the United Kingdom translates into the most successful launch in the history of the franchise in that market.
The presence of both titles, exclusive to PS4, in the United Kingdom, had such an impact that it relegated to the tenth place to the eternal Grand Theft Auto V, little-known place for the Rockstar title.
So, the 2 big releases that PS4 had last week have started to make their way into the markets and are delivering very good results in terms of sales. Here is the complete list of the best-selling games in the United Kingdom:
1. God of War
2. Far Cry 5
3. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
4. FIFA 18
5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
6. Super Mario Odyssey
7. Fallout 4
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of Wild
10. Grand Theft Auto V