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Prey cries "Injustice" as its sales go way down

Published: 09:54, 22 May 2017
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Injustice 2 took the number one spot in last week's boxed sales chart. It's the first fighting game to do so in the last two years. Farpoint VR also made history as the highest ranking VR game since PlayStation VR Worlds.

UK's weekly boxed charts are in and, boy, it does not look good for Bethesda's Prey. Warner Bros' Injustice 2 launched on 19 May, and the game already managed to become the company's first number one in 2017. The last fighting game to reach number one was Mortal Kombat X, also by Nether Realm, and that happened back in 2015.

The original Injustice game also reached the top spot in the UK back in 2013. Another new entry on the boxed sales chart from last week is Sony's VR game Farpoint. This is the highest a VR game has ever ranked on a UK weekly boxed chart. Previously, the highest spot was number 7 and it was claimed by PlayStation VR Worlds.

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Grand Theft Auto V rounds off the top three. After a 31 percent decline in boxed sales, Prey fell from last week's number one spot and landed on number four. Another new entry on the list is Nintendo's latest Fire Emblem game. Seriously, I get lost in all these Fire Emblem titles being released. 

The rest of the list is made up mainly by the staples which include Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, FIFA 17, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Rocket League.

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe got a great review from our one and only SubReal, but the game's sales still went down 16 percent which was more than enough to send it plummeting from number three to number six.


After three months of hanging around, LEGO Worlds and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild left the top ten last week, but that is not to say they won't be back. Rounding off the top ten, we have another new entry: The Surge from Focus Home Interactive.

In case you were wondering, the top ten in list form looks like this:

1. Injustice 2

2. Farpoint VR

3. Grand Theft Auto V

4. Prey

5. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe

7. FIFA 17

8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

9. Rocket League

10. The Surge

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