‘God of War’ strikes a mighty blow with a debut No.1 for Sony

God of War

Sony’s PS4 re-launch of ‘God of War’ in a Norse environment claims No1 and is the second biggest week 1 release so far this year behind Ubisoft’s recent ‘Far Cry 5’, which drops to No2 after 3 straight weeks at No1. 

‘God of War’ originally launched on PS2 back in 2005 and the current release is the 7th in terms of videogame franchise  releases (excluding ‘God of War Betrayal’ which came out on mobile back in 2007).  Prior to the current release only 2 iterations have claimed the All Formats No1: ‘God of War II’ (PS2, week 17-2007) and ‘God of War III’ (PS3, week 11-2010).  The current ‘God of War’ is the new week 1 best-seller for this franchise, previously a record held by ‘God of War III’.   

There is one other new release within the Top 40 and that is Sega’s PS4 ‘Yakusa 6: Song of Life’ debuting strongly at No3.  Sega’s ‘Yakusa’ games have been around since 2006 with the launch of ‘Yakusa’ on PS2 but the current ‘Yakusa 6’ is actually the record-holder in terms of week 1 units and also chart position – previous best was 2017’s ‘Yakusa Kiwami’ PS4 remake of the original Yakusa which debuted at No8.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 16 Year 2018
Ending 21st April

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 GOD OF WAR PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
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 SOFTWORKS
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. INTERACTIVE
17 14 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
22 15 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
23 16 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
24 17 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
19 18 PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
16 19 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
9 20 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
20 21 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
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. INTERACTIVE
  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 COMPUTER ENT.
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 COMPUTER ENT.
35 36 HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITION PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
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