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Rage 2 dethrones Days Gone, still falls short of the original

Published: 09:48, 20 May 2019
Bethesda
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Rage 2, the freshly launched shooter by Avalanche and Bethesda, has enjoyed mixed results in the physical sales department in the UK, as the game managed to end Days Gone's 3-week stay at the top but failed to live up to the original sales.

It turns out that Rage 2 only reached a quarter of physical sales of the original, but we're talking about physical sales in a single market, so it's hardly indicative of the game's global sales.

In fact, not many newer releases beat their predecessors in physical sales in the UK these days, which has more to do with the industry shifting to all-digital than it does with underperforming sequels.

Rage 2 has done best on PlayStation 4, which accounted for 57 per cent of the sales. Xbox One made up for 38 per cent of sales, while PC only made measly 5 per cent, again proof of all-digital tendencies.

The second newcomer to the top 10 is A Plague's Tale: Innocence, which is said to be more down to the state of the physical market rather than individual performances.

Days Gone has managed three weeks at the top, showing that the less-than-spectacular reviews aren't stopping the game's fans from enjoying the game.

Granted, Days Gone took a 38 per cent hit in sales, but this is actually impressive for the fourth week. The game's Japan sales beat the likes of God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn

Whether you're a fan or not, though, do yourself a favour and go see the Days Gone Behind the Music , as it takes a closer look at some really great work by the SIE Bend Studio's team.

Compared to last week, FIFA 19 retained the third place, whereas Mortal Kombat 11 took a tumble from second to the fourth spot, thanks to a 47 per cent dip in sales.

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 dropped a single place, followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Grand Theft Auto V. 

Sony Days Gone protagonist walking out of a dark tunnel Days Gone, is there light at the end of the tunnel?

The rest of the all-formats chart is as follows:

  • Rage 2
  • Days Gone
  • FIFA 19
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • GTA V
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  • A Plague's Tale: Innocence
  • New Super Mario Bros U

 

RAGE 2 by Avalanche Studios, id Software and Bethesda

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