Gaming charts: God of War is the biggest launch of the series

This week’s GfK Chart-Track top ten sees God of War taking the top spot at UK retail. The PlayStation 4 exclusive is the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history (retail only), with the game shifting 35% more physical units in its first week than the previous best, God of War III in 2010. It has already sold better than Sony’s other big exclusive of the year, Shadow of the Colossus.

Far Cry 5 has thus been knocked down into second place. Another new release takes third position, namely Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which is also the biggest launch for a Yakuza game. You can see the full top ten below:

1. God of War / Sony
2. Far Cry 5 / Ubisoft
3. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life / Sega
4. FIFA 18 / EA
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Super Mario Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Fallout 4 / Bethesda
8. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds / Microsoft
9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild / Nintendo
10. Grand Theft Auto V / Take-Two

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