'God of War' chalks up a fifth week at the top for Sony

God of war main character proud of victory

Sony’s PS4 ‘God of War’ takes a fifth consecutive week at No1 – just one more No1 will see it equal the 6 consecutive weeks for Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ on PS3 (starting week 24, 2013). 

There are around 17 core titles across 9 retailers being promoted throughout this month under the ‘LetsPlayMay’ campaign, but EA’s ‘FIFA 18’, although not part of this campaign, benefits from massive retail promotion to rise two places to No2.  So Nintendo’s ‘Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition’ for Switch has to settle for a No3 debut – this is the same position the original ‘Hyrule Warriors’ on WiiU debuted back in week 38/2014. 

In terms of the aforementioned ‘LetsPlayMay’ campaign there are 13 titles in the Top 40 this week and 4 within the Top 10 – Warner’s ‘Lego Marvel Superheroes 2’ (No6), Ubisoft’s ‘Assassins Creed Origins’ (No7), Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ (No9) and Activision’s ‘Call of Duty WWII’ (No10).  There are also a couple of Koch-distributed Atlus titles debuting this week, with ‘Shin Megami Tensei Strange Journey Redux’ for 3DS debuting at No31 and ‘Dragon’s Crown Pro’ for PS4 debuting at No33.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 20 Year 2018
Ending 19th May

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 1 GOD OF WAR PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4 2 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
  3 HYRULE WARRIORS: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
2 4 DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
3 5 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
7 6 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 7 ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
6 8 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
9 9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
16 10 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
11 11 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
5 12 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
10 13 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
17 14 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
12 15 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
18 16 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
22 17 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
14 18 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
25 19 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 20 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
24 21 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
30 22 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
15 23 SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS PEGI 12+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
26 24 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
27 25 NINTENDO LABO TOY-CON 01: VARIETY KIT PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
20 26 SEA OF THIEVES PEGI 12+ MICROSOFT
21 27 BURNOUT PARADISE REMASTERED PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
32 28 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
35 29 JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
  30 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  31 SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI STRANGE JOURNEY REDUX PEGI 12+ ATLUS
34 32 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
  33 DRAGON'S CROWN PRO PEGI 12+ ATLUS
33 34 HORIZON ZERO DAWN: COMPLETE EDITION PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  35 KIRBY STAR ALLIES PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
39 36 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
31 37 SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
  38 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
38 39 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
  40 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK