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God of War one week away from breaking PlayStation record

Published: 15:27, 21 May 2018
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Kratos from the 2018 God of War running towards a man
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Cory Barlog and Co's new Kratos makeover isn't showing signs of stopping, both when it comes to sales and streams of community made memes. This new achievement however, means that God of War only needs one more week to beat The Last of Us.

The Last of Us still holds the record for most consecutive wins on UK's weekly physical sales charts, with the record dating as far back as 2013. God of War is looking to change this but it won't be easy.

The following week has quite a few notable releases, perhaps most prominent of which are Quantic Dream's Detroit: Become Human and Dark Souls Remastered. If Kratos manages to survive the onslaught, it will have matched the record.

FIFA 18 comes in second while the only new entry in the top 10 this week comes in third place, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for Nintendo's Switch. Pretty great performance, considering this is not the first time the game came out on a Nintendo platform.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical freeze dropped two places and sits second, just like Far Cry 5, which is now fifth. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and Assassin's Creed Origins both climbed up one spot to sixth and seventh.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is proving to be another mainstay of UK physical charts, although not nearly as often as old-man GTA V. Rockstar's game is said to have overshot 95 million sold copies and when it comes to selling in-game currency, it's actually had the most successful year yet.

Call of Duty: WWII shot up six places and now sits tenth, most likely on the wings of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 hype train that's going around these days. You may have heard that the new CoD comes with Blackout, a battle royale mode that Treyarch claims will be better than Fortnite and PUBG.

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All in all, we wish God of War luck in the upcoming weeks, because the magnitude of the release as well as the different calibre of competition sure ain't making record breaking any easier for Kratos.

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