The new God of War game is the series’ fastest selling entry in the UK – and that’s despite data tracking only a couple of days’ worth of physical sales. In terms of purely boxed units, it outsold God of War III by 35 per cent, but it’s worth remembering that digital sales have increased dramatically in recent years, so the split between the two titles is likely much larger.

Far Cry 5 remains the biggest launch of the year in Britain, but is obviously available on two platforms. Ubisoft's open worlder inevitably fell down to second place after three consecutive weeks at the summit. God of War has already outsold Sony’s other major 2018 PlayStation 4 exclusive Shadow of the Colossus – and it wasn’t even available at Amazon UK for a good couple of weeks.

There’s more glad tidings for new releases: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life also enjoyed its biggest ever launch at UK retail, beating last year’s Yakuza: Kiwami by 300 units. While it’s a positive result for the property, we can’t help but feel that Kiryu’s crime saga could have performed a little better in its previous release window, where it wasn’t overshadowed by Kratos et al.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 21st April, 2018

  1. God of War
  2. Far Cry 5
  3. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  4. FIFA 18
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Fallout 4
  8. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

[via gamesindustry.biz]