The Evil Within 2 has sold less than a quarter of its predecessor’s physical launch total, making its commercial performance unquestionably the scariest thing about the survival horror sequel. The game – which we rather liked – will now be banking on Hallowe’en hype to make up the difference. It’s not the first Bethesda title to flop in recent times.
Despite its dreadful numbers, the game actually debuted in third position on the UK sales charts, which is perhaps indicative of the state of the British market right now. Middle-earth: Shadow of War finished in second, but also endured a decline in retail sales compared to Shadow of Mordor. It’s worth noting at this point that Chart-Track does not take into account digital purchases.
This all means that FIFA 18 once again topped the charts, with various evergreens rounding out the remainder of the top ten. It’s going to be fascinating to see how both South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Gran Turismo Sport fare next week – especially the latter, which will have its work cut out matching the success of previous entries in our opinion.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 14th October, 2017
- FIFA 18
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
- The Evil Within 2
- Forza Motorsport 7
- Forza Horizon 3
- Destiny 2
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
- LEGO Worlds
- The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game