As expected, Gran Turismo Sport has sped to the simulation sales crown, tripling rival racer Forza Motorsport 7’s launch tally. The anticipated title – which naturally topped the UK charts – enjoyed stronger week one sales than the original entry in the series, and also outperformed late PlayStation 3 arrival Gran Turismo 6. It did, however, fall significantly short of Gran Turismo 5’s debut.
It’s worth noting that none of this data takes into account digital sales, which are increasingly on the rise across all platforms. The title’s also disappointed somewhat critically, registering a respectable if unremarkable 76 on Metacritic at the time of typing. We awarded the game a good 7/10 here at Push Square, praising its unique approach to multiplayer but questioning its car and track roster. For a franchise that’s historically rated in the 90s, the scores will likely disappoint.
Nevertheless, it comfortably outperformed South Park: The Fractured But Whole, which netted first week sales figures on par with its predecessor. WWE 2K18 debuted in fourth, down in boxed sales compared to last year’s edition but up in revenue thanks to the addition of pricey alternative SKUs. And elsewhere, ELEX entered in 25th position, while Rogue Trooper Redux charted in 37th place.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 21st October, 2017
- Gran Turismo Sport
- FIFA 18
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole
- WWE 2K18
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- The Evil Within 2
- Destiny 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Forza Motorsport 7
- Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy