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God of War back on top of UK charts thanks to Days of Play

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Cory Barlog and Co's godly parenthood simulator God of War is back in first place on UK's boxed sales chart, after Sony's Days of Play program helped rearrange the chart to look like the one from a few weeks back, rather than today's.

God of War had quite a great run, one week short of matching the PlayStation exclusive record set by The Last of Us back in 2013, when it managed amazing six weeks in first place. Even though it's really unfair to compare them, it would've still been a nice addition to Barlog's trophy cabinet.

FIFA 18 keeps on rolling in second place, even in spite of EA's announcement of FIFA 19, which by the way suffered quite an underwhelming response by the crowd on this year's E3. Nevertheless, we're sure EA won't mind, as long as cash is trickling in. 

Fallout 4 has climbed up three spots thanks to a 22 per cent increase, while Detroit: Become Human remained in fourth place. Interestingly, PlayStation VR Worlds has climbed up eight places and comes in fifth, also courtesy of of Days of Play, but the trend does indicate that cheapness does wonders for VR adoption.

Grand Theft Auto V doesn't seem to be showing signs of the financial downturn that beancounters at SuperData have prophesied and at this point, it seems like it'll never leave the top 10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe doesn't seem to be minding Nintendo's E3 focus on Smash Bros. Ultimate and is up three spots at sixth.

Vampyr has dropped seven places after a 70 per cent drop, although these numbers are considered normal for second week sales of singleplayer games. In fact, Assasin's Creed: Origins and Call of Duty: WWII have seen increases of 61 and impressive 130 per cent, respectively, firing them up back in top 10, with Days of Play also being the culprit. 

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The remainder of the lists is as follows:

  • God of War
  • FIFA 18
  • Fallout 4
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Vampyr
  • Assassin's Creed: Origins
  • Call of Duty: WWII