The game, which launched on April 26, was one of the more anticipated releases ahead of its drop - and it shows, given that it has been the most sought after new release in the UK at the moment. Days Gone is still behind the last Sony exclusive, God of War, in the launch week physical sales category, as the number of copies sold is 27 percent lower than that of the Santa Monica Studios title. However, it still did pretty well, especially when the fact that it’s a fresh IP is taken into consideration. The review scores also pale in comparison to GOW’s.
MK11, which also came out last week, was a highly-anticipated title as well. However, it had to make do with second place, and its sales are actually 43.6 percent lower than Mortal Combat X’s raking in 2015. It should be noted that digital sales, which have gone up significantly over the last four years, aren’t included. Despite falling behind the previous MK installment, the new one beat Injustice 2 by a slight margin. The fighting game, which features characters from the DC universe, was also developed by MK creators NetherRealm.
The PlayStation 4 provided MK11 with its best sales platform upon its launch, with 71 percent of all sales coming from PS4 users.
Last week’s No. 1 game, World War Z, has already dropped to the 10th spot, with a 70 percent decrease in sales despite the positive reviews. Also, apparently, a lot of people are still buying EA’s FIFA 19; the soccer game is still at No. 3, having dropped down a spot from last week.
Red Dead Redemption 2 and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 are at No. 4 and No. 5. The former saw a 4 percent sales increase, while Metro Exodus has made a return to the top 40 at No. 14 due to a price discount that has seen sales go up by a whopping 130 percent.
Below are the top 10 sellers for last week:
1. Days Gone
2. Mortal Kombat 11
3. FIFA 19
4. Red Dead Redemption 2
5. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
8. Forza Horizon 4
9. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
10. World War Z
Days Gone, meanwhile, had a roadmap revealed before it released and Sony has announced that a tougher difficulty setting called “Survival” will be introduced in June, along with more free downloadable content.