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Bethesda's Rage 2 has ended Days Gone's three week stint at the top of the UK Boxed Charts.

Despite charting a place higher than the first game (Rage launched the week after FIFA 12 back in October 2011), the sequel hasn't come close to matching the original. In fact, Rage 2 physical sales are just a quarter of what the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game manage.


The game sold best on PS4, accounting for 57% of sales, followed by Xbox One on 38%. PC accounted for 5%, although the majority of PC sales will have come via Steam.

It continues to be a weak physical games market, which does mean some more unusual games are managing to score decent chart positions. A Plague's Tale: Innocence from Asobo Studios and Focus Home Interactive manages to reach No.9.

The only other new game in the Top 40 is the remastered version of Sniper Elite Version 2, which makes No.13 - just 100 units from reaching the Top Ten. The game sold best on PS4 (49% of sales), followed by Xbox One (30%) and then Nintendo Switch (21%).


Last week's No.1 Days Gone drops to No.2 with a 38% fall in sales, Mortal Kombat 11 moves from No.2 to No.4 (down 47%). The game performed solidly last week due to a Switch version landing at retail. Meanwhile, last week's new release, Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package on Nintendo Switch, drops from No.15 to No.38 (down 57%).

Sneaking in at No.40 is Xbox's pirate adventure game Sea of Thieves. The title has seen an increase in sales over the last two weeks following its inclusion in the new All-Digital Xbox One console.
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...ts-rage-2-is-no-1-but-fails-to-match-original
 

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Here's April NPD rankings. Physical and digital included except where indicated.

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Tom Clancy's The Division 2^
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Yoshi's Crafted World*
* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included
 
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Here's April NPD rankings. Physical and digital included except where indicated.

  1. Mortal Kombat 11
  2. Days Gone
  3. MLB 19: The Show
  4. Tom Clancy's The Division 2^
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice^
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII^
  9. NBA 2K19
  10. Yoshi's Crafted World*
* Digital sales not included
^ PC digital sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One included
I can't believe GTA 5 is still there... Oh wait... Yeah I can. It's. Always. There....

As of May 14th they've sold over 110 Million copies... Bested only by Mine Craft and Tetris.. Damn... And that game rarely goes as low as 20 bucks...
 
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I can't believe GTA 5 is still there... Oh wait... Yeah I can. It's. Always. There....

As of May 14th they've sold over 110 Million copies... Bested only by Mine Craft and Tetris.. Damn... And that game rarely goes as low as 20 bucks...
And RDR is no where to be found? I think it's time for GTA VI!
 

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UK results for the week:

New 1 Team Sonic Racing
2 Days Gone
3 FIFA 19
4 Rage 2
5 Red Dead Redemption II
6Tom Clancy's The Division 2
7 Mortal Kombat 11
8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
9 Grand Theft Auto V
10 Forza Horizon 4

That's the first Sonic game in 11 years to take #1. It sold twice what the last Sonic game did. Note that it's not a $60 game, though, and we're talking copies sold, not revenue.

Rage 2 dropped from 1st to 4th, which is a 73% fall (not abnormal after a debut week, afaik). Days Gone showed a smaller decline and held at #2. The only other new release in the top 40 was Everybody's Golf for PSVR, which came in at 22.

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-05-27-uk-charts-team-sonic-racing-laps-the-competition
 
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A rare thing, a game selling more than its previous release.

Well done Sumo
 
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Part of that has to do with Nintendo getting a version.
It might be number one on 4 platforms...I wonder how the PC version did?
Well yeah you can't be number one on all 3 consoles if you don't release on all 3 consoles ;)
 

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Right and this type of thing would happen before this if a known IP released on all 3 platforms.
Well we don't know that because Nintendo isn't generally thought of as a friendly place for 3rd party content, they don't make the hardware easy to port games from other platforms and far too often 3rd party games that are made for their consoles flop.
 

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Well we don't know that because Nintendo isn't generally thought of as a friendly place for 3rd party content, they don't make the hardware easy to port games from other platforms and far too often 3rd party games that are made for their consoles flop.
Sure we do if the right title is made on all 3.
MK 11 is the 1st that meets the qualifications.
Other games would of as well in the past if they released on Switch.
The Witcher 3 will likely be the next.
 

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Sure we do if the right title is made on all 3.
MK 11 is the 1st that meets the qualifications.
Other games would of as well in the past if they released on Switch.
The Witcher 3 will likely be the next.
Other games have released on all three consoles like FIFA and weren't able to do the same thing. I still don't know if that Witcher rumor is true, it's going to be so toned down I doubt it'll even be any good and most people who want to play the wticher 3 already have by now. Seems like it'd be a waste of money to put the work into trying to port that down to switch but we'll see.
 

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Other games have released on all three consoles like FIFA and weren't able to do the same thing. I still don't know if that Witcher rumor is true, it's going to be so toned down I doubt it'll even be any good and most people who want to play the wticher 3 already have by now. Seems like it'd be a waste of money to put the work into trying to port that down to switch but we'll see.
LOL Fifa is not a game that fits the bill.

Tell me the last time Fifa was top 3 NPD(which is what we are talking about)
 

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LOL Fifa is not a game that fits the bill.

Tell me the last time Fifa was top 3 NPD(which is what we are talking about)
Yeah, and no Sony or MS or even Nintendo exclusive has done it either, which just means that they're all s***ty developers and we can stop with the console warz. :B->:
 

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Blood & Truth is the first VR game to reach No.1 in the UK beating fifa by 400 copies but sounds like it won't be if digital sales are included.


  1. Blood & Truth
  2. FIFA 19
  3. Team Sonic Racing
  4. Days Gone
  5. Rooty Dooty Redempty Tooty
  6. Cricket '19
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. GTA5
  9. Forza Horizon 4
  10. Mortal Kombat 11
 

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That's impressive for a VR title. Apparently it's getting good reviews, too.
 

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United Kingdom:
Week 23, 2019 - All Formats (Units)

01 (02) FIFA 19 (EA SPORTS)
02 (04) DAYS GONE (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
03 (15) MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
04 (05) RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 (ROCKSTAR)
05 (01) BLOOD & TRUTH (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
06 (08 ) GRAND THEFT AUTO V (ROCKSTAR)
07 (03) TEAM SONIC RACING (SEGA)
08 (07) MARIO KART 8 DELUXE (NINTENDO)
09 (10) MORTAL KOMBAT 11 (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
10 (RE) PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
 
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Sea of Thieves player count tops 8.4 million after the Anniversary update
https://www.pcgamesn.com/sea-of-thieves/player-count


On today’s E3 edition of Inside Xbox, executive producer Joe Neate announced the latest Sea of Thieves player count. The game’s drawn in 8.4 million players in total both through standard purchases and Xbox Game Pass – and two million of those people picked up the game for the first time since the Anniversary update on April 30.

Neate says the past month has been the game’s third-strongest overall, just behind the first two months after launch. If you want to celebrate the new milestone, you can log in this week to claim a Spartan Ship Set – complete with Master Chief figurehead – for free.