Last week’s UK weekly sales chart has been reported by GamesIndustry through the usual UKIE/GfK sources and as it turns out, Bend Studio’s PlayStation 4 exclusive Days Gone managed to best NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat 11 for the top spot. The game sold about 27% less than Sony Santa Monica’s God of War did when it launched about a year ago, which is fairly impressive considering that this is a new IP. On the other hand, Mortal Kombat 11 sold 43% fewer units than Mortal Kombat X but more than Injustice 2.
As a reminder, these are only physical sales and should thus be considered to be far from the full sales picture, since the digital market now accounts for a huge part of overall sales in the games industry. Even so, here’s the full Top 10 chart.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New entry||1||Days Gone|
|New Entry||2||Mortal Kombat 11|
|5||4||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|3||5||Tom Clancy’s The Division 2|
|4||6||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|8||7||Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice|
|16||8||Forza Horizon 4|
|10||9||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe|
|1||10||World War Z|
If you’re on the fence on either game, take a look at our reviews.
Days Gone puts Bend Studio once again on the map of all PlayStation gamers after many years of oblivion. While it doesn’t deliver any meaningful innovations in terms of open world and gameplay mechanics, it’s a fun game that sports gorgeous graphics and a surprisingly great story/cast of characters, easily paving the way for a sequel to the stories of Deacon ‘the Drifter’ St. John.
Mortal Kombat 11 is a first-class fighting game experience, featuring rock-solid core mechanics, impressive production values, and a story that wouldn’t be out of place alongside the summer’s biggest blockbusters. Of course, the game also suffers from some of the drawbacks of big-budget game development, including grindy customization and tacked-on microtransactions, but that stuff is largely superfluous. Beneath the triple-A fat, Mortal Kombat’s bloody heart still beats as strong as ever.