Sony’s PS4 exclusive God of War has taken its fourth consecutive week at No.1, making it a month at the top for the latest entry in the franchise.
Sales on the game fell another 30 per cent, but God of War is now in for the marathon rather than a sprint: it has now equally The Last of Us: Remastered and is now looking at the 6 week run of The Last of Us’ original release on the PS3, or the eight week run of Gran Turismo 3 on the PS2.
It appears that despite a slightly wobbly opening week, God of War has now set the standard for first-party exclusives to beat for the generation.
Meanwhile, Nintendo holds position at No.2 with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (dropping 32 per cent of sales) and it’s performing strongly for the port of a game originally released for the Wii U, a last generation machine, back in 2014.
Ubisoft lurks at No.3 with Far Cry 5 (dropping 26 per cent) while Fallout 4 continues to impress. Fallout 4 had a sales bump of 28 per cent, and had a very close scuffle with EA published FIFA 18, which ended with FIFA in No.4 and Fallout in No.5
Assassin’s Creed Origins is back in the Top Ten, alongside Destiny 2 which has emerged back into the Top Ten just in time for the game’s Warmind DLC.
Away from the winners, one of the real losers here is the Nintendo Labo. The Labo Variety Pack has dropped significantly in the charts, currently at No.27 in the boxed Top 40, while the Robot Pack has seemingly sunk without a trace. This could be considered something of a soft launch for Nintendo’s cardboard-based Next Big Thing, but the sales numbers so far have been a little disappointing. However, it will be interesting to watch these figures as we approach Christmas.
Here’s the full boxed charts for the week ending 12th May.