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God of War retains pole position in UK boxed sales chart

Sony Interactive Entertainment
Kratos and Atreus standing on top of a mountain.
The visuals in God of War are absolutely breathtaking

Naturally, nobody expected radical changes on the UK boxed sales chart, what with this time of the year being particularly quiet when it comes to new releases. God of War and Far Cry 5 remain firmly in front but we did see a few upsets.

Kratos' new clothes seem to be all the rage, with God of War related content jumping out behind every proverbial corner, both physical and digital. Don't be fooled by the 35 per cent sales drop though, because single player titles tend to do way worse in second week sales, so this is actually quite an impressive result for Barlog and Co.

Launching God of War also spelled the end of Far Cry 5's reign on UK boxed sales chart. Nevertheless, the game remained firmly in second place and with news of Far Cry 5 outperforming its franchise predecessor by as much as 500 per cent in digital sales only.

Nintendo's Labo has started making some serious waves, even though only one of its Labo packs ended up among the top ten. Namely, Nintendo Labo: Variety pack quickly climbed to third spot and remains the only new entry in the top 10. Moreover, it is said that the company's promotion of Labo also boosted Nintendo's hardware and game sales by hefty margins.

FIFA 18 and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe remain fourth and fifth, just like the previous week, while Fallout 4 climbed one spot and now sits in sixth place. Note that Fallout 4 scored some pretty impressive results in the past weeks, even reporting a sales increase when no other game did.

The remainder of the list is mostly reshuffled compared to the previous week, all except Yakuza 6, which expectedly dropped out of top 10 and Call of Duty: WWII leaping from 19 to seventh place.

Of course, we are talking about boxed sales only in the UK, which are more of an indicator of trends than definitive analysis material, so do take that into account.

  • God of War
  • Far Cry 5
  • Nintendo Labo: Variety Pack
  • FIFA 18
  • Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • Fallout 4
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Grand Theft Auto V

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