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Days Gone physical sales beat Mortal Kombat 11 in UK retail

Published: 06:50, 29 April 2019
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Bend Studio's PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone is off to a really great start in the UK. Having beaten Mortal Kombat 11 with ease, Deacon's adventures even came in the vicinity of God of War sales, which is actually a pretty great result.

Days Gone ended up selling 27 per cent slower than God of War in its first week, but several factors make this a huge win

First of all, Days Gone is a brand new IP, so Bend Studio deserves every bit of credit, as the game didn't have the privilege of building on an already established legacy as Kratos did.

Additionally, Days Gone hasn't received the glaring reviews that God of War did, which makes the result even more impressive, not to mention that comparing it to Kratos is a bit unfair to begin with.

NetherRealm's fighter Mortal Kombat 11 did enough to win second place, but its physical sales are lagging behind Mortal Kombat X from 2015. This, however, can be quite misleading as the results don't account for digital sales, which are slowly but surely taking over.

Mortal Kombat 11has sold best on PS4, with as much as 71 per cent copies sold in camp Sony. FIFA 19 held steady for the most part, but it had to slide one place to accommodate the newcomers. 

The rest of UK's top 10 all-formats chart isn't much different from last week's , and the only big change was World War Z, which took a tumble from the top to the last place in the chart.

Even though the chart doesn't include digital, Focus Home recently boasted that World War Z has sold 1m copies in a single week, reportedly with almost an equal split across platforms.

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As you can see quite a few exclusives on the chart, which indicates that console exclusives are the last bastion of boxed sales. The remainder of the UK's physical sales chart is as follows:

  • Days Gone
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • FIFA 19
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • World War Z

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