God of War has set a new PlayStation 4 first-party record by registering a fourth successive week at the summit of the UK sales charts. Sony Santa Monica’s smash hit overcame a 30 per cent dip in physical sales compared to the previous week, which was enough for it to break The Last of Us: Remastered’s record of three consecutive weeks in the driving seat.
The slow nature of the release schedule is certainly playing into the exclusive’s considerable hands, and if it can stave off multiformat titles like Far Cry 5 and FIFA 18, then it could yet survive one more week at number one. Either way, with 3.1 million sales in the bank globally after just three days, it’s clear that Kratos’ return has been a gigantic success story.
Unfortunately, there’s really not a lot else worth mentioning in the remainder of the charts. After a week outside the top ten, Grand Theft Auto V has returned equilibrium to the universe by snatching ninth position back. Destiny 2’s latest expansion also prompted sales of Bungie’s shooter to soar; it secured a rare top ten finish.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 12th May, 2018
- God of War
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Far Cry 5
- FIFA 18
- Fallout 4
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2
- Assassin's Creed Origins
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Destiny 2