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Looks like Sony’s enormous marketing spend paid off, as PlayStation VR first-person shooter Farpoint has entered the UK sales charts in second position this week – an impressive achievement considering the increased cost of the PlayStation VR Aim Controller bundle and the slim install base of the headset itself. It bodes well for the future of virtual reality, really.

That said, obviously Impulse Gear’s debut could not topple DC Comics dust-up Injustice 2, which topped the charts and sold over two thirds of its retail copies on the PlayStation 4. It’s the first fighting game to top the UK sales charts since Mortal Kombat X over two years ago; it’ll be interesting to see if Tekken 7 can repeat that feat in a few weeks, won’t it?

Elsewhere, last week’s number one PREY is down to fourth place, while The Surge debuted in tenth position – perhaps a bit disappointing for the Souls-esque sci-fi title. Horizon: Zero Dawn continues to hover in 14th place, a spot ahead of Resident Evil 7 which is still stretching its legs in 15th position. The full top ten is below.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 20th May, 2017

  1. Injustice 2
  2. Farpoint
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. PREY
  5. Fire Emblems Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. FIFA 17
  8. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  9. Rocket League
  10. The Surge

[source chart-track.co.uk]