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Sony dominates UK charts with Days Gone and Blood & Truth

Now that our June issue and the E3 2019 conferences are out of the way, we can resume our regular programme, starting with catching up with the monthly UK physical charts for May – and while we weren’t looking Sony’s Days Gone made it to No.1 for the second consecutive month. Sales for the PS4 exclusive only decreased 21 per cent month-on-month.

Warner Bros’ Mortal Kombat 11 had to settle for No.2 once again and sold 30 per cent less copies than predecessor Mortal Kombat X during its second month in the charts.

Meanwhile, Rage 2 debuted at No.4 in the May physical charts, with 58 per cent of the copies going to PS4 against 38 per cent to Xbox One.

Team Sonic Racing, having debuted at the top of its weekly charts a few weeks back, entered the monthly charts at No.7, with the Switch version selling particularly well: 39 per cent of the copies shifted went to Nintendo’s hybrid console, against 40 per cent for PS4 and 21 per cent for Xbox One.

Further down the charts, Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive’s A Plague Tale: Innocence debuted at No.38.

Here’s the Top Ten for the period from April 28th to May 25th 2019 (data courtesy of GfK/Ukie):

Rank Title Publisher
1 Days Gone Sony
2 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros
3 FIFA 19 EA
4 Rage 2 – NEW Bethesda
5 Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar
6 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar
7 Team Sonic Racing – NEW Sega
8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo
9 The Division 2 Ubisoft
10 New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe Nintendo

Nintendo and Sony battled it out in the publishers’ charts for May, with Nintendo ending up taking 15 per cent of the market in units, versus 13.9 per cent for Sony. The difference was even narrower in value, with 17.6 per cent of the market revenue going to Nintendo against 17.5 per cent for Sony.

Sony should win that battle in June though, as PSVR exclusive Blood & Truth has been enjoying a good launch, topping the UK weekly charts two weeks ago and confirming its good performance earlier this week, making it to No.5 in the weekly charts released on Monday (June 10th), with sales only decreasing 51 per cent week-on-week.

Sony’s Days of Play sale also massively boosted the publisher in this week’s charts, pushing FIFA 19 back to No.1. Days Gone’s sales went up 39 per cent week-on-week, charting at No.2, while Marvel’s Spider-Man gained 12 spots to No.3 following a 57 per cent rise in sales.

GfK also noted that price drops on the PSVR Starter Pack and the PSVR Mega Pack rocketed sales for PlayStation VR Worlds (+176 per cent week-on-week) and Astro Bot Rescue Mission (+193 per cent week-on-week), which means they were both back in the Top 40 this week.

Here’s the Top Ten for the week ending June 8th 2019 (data courtesy of GfK/Ukie):

Rank Title Publisher
1 FIFA 19 EA
2 Days Gone Sony
3 Marvel’s Spider-Man Sony
4 Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar
5 Blood & Truth Sony
6 Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar
7 Team Sonic Racing Sega
8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo
9 Mortal Kombat 11 Warner Bros
10 PlayStation VR Worlds Sony

 

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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