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).
Fourth week at no.1 for 'God of war'
Sony’s PS4 ‘God of War’ takes a fourth consecutive week at No1. Last week it equalled ‘The Last of Us: Remastered’ and so now has one more week – for a Sony published game it is now looking to beat a 6 week consecutive run for Sony’s ‘The Last of Us’ on PS3 (starting week 24, 2013), or if including PS2, an 8 week run for ‘Gran Turismo 3’ (starting week 29, 2011).
Hat-trick for 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.
Another quiet week in terms of new releases and Ubisoft remain unchallenged with a third consecutive week at No1 for ‘Far Cry 5’. In terms of recent Ubisoft games with more than 2 weeks at No1, Ubisoft’s ‘Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ from 2017 managed 4 weeks at No1 (2 weeks consecutive), whilst 2016’s ‘The Division’ racked up 4 consecutive weeks at No1.
After the storm that was raised last week with the launch of ‘Far Cry 5’ it’s all quiet this week as no new entries make it in to the Top 40. ‘Far Cry 5’ retains top spot.
There is also no change at No2 and No3 as ‘FIFA 18’ and ‘Sea of Thieves’ are both non-movers. The price drop on ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ continues to push it back up the chart, accelerating from No9 to No4 this week. Outside the Top 10, a retail promotion on ‘Star Wars Battlefront II’ has it re-enter the Top 40 at No16.
‘Far Cry 5’ storms to the top of the All Formats Chart this week becoming the biggest launch in the franchise’s history. Released on Tuesday it just manages to topple ‘Far Cry 4’, which debuted at No2 in W47 2014 (behind GTA V). It is impressive for a game launched in the first quarter of the year and positions it as the biggest seller ever in a week 13 (beating Bioshock Infinite). Naturally it is also the biggest launch of the year so far. The PS4 version is publisher Ubisoft’s 6th biggest launch in terms of revenue for a title on an individual format.
EA’s ‘Burnout Paradise Remastered’ for PS4/Xbox One is a remaster of 2008’s 360/PS3 original, and claims No1 this week, just like ‘Bunout Paradise’ did back in week 4, 2008. ‘Burnout’ as a franchise has existed since the first Criterion-developed/Acclaim-published game launched in 2001 on PS2. In terms of success, 2004’s ‘Burnout 3: Takedown’ (EA-published from here on in) is the biggest-seller both as week 1 and cumulative, claiming No1 in week 37, 2004. The only other game in the series to claim No1 was 2005’s follow-up ‘Burnout Revenge’. Nintendo’s ‘Kirby Star Allies’ for Switch de
‘GTA V’ replaces ‘FIFA 18’ at the top of the All Formats Chart this week. It is the 15th time the Rockstar/Take 2 title has reached No1.
New entry ‘TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’ from BigBen/Koch is denied top spot by only a small margin, having to settle for No2 ahead of Sony’s new VR title ‘Bravo Team’ which debuts at No3. Sales of ‘FIFA 18’ drop by 43% relegating it to No4, ahead of ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ which is down 2 places at No5.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 9 by Reflection.