God of War Ragnarok recorded the UK’s second-biggest game launch of the year for physical copies last week, topped only by FIFA 23. Beating off competition from Alden Ring and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, we already knew the sequel was outselling it. units during its first day of availability than any other entry in the series managed in its first week.
Sales were up 51 percent compared to God of War (2018), already the third-best-selling God of War game in the UK. The game’s launch also boosted PS5 console purchases, where last week was the system’s biggest seven-day sales for 2022. Twelve percent of God of War Ragnarok sales in the region came from the official PS5 bundle, while the bundle itself represented 60 percent of console purchases.
Of course, with so much of the industry focused on digital sales these days, the story could be different if they were factored into GfK’s sales data. Modern Warfare 2 will lean heavily towards digital, especially since you can play the campaign as early as a week. PS Store pre order. As such, after every purchase is counted, God of War Ragnarok cannot take second place in the UK.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Sonic Frontiers debuts in fourth place, with the best-selling game on PS5 (40 percent of all purchases). It sold five percent more copies than the 2017 title Sonic Forces. Horizon Forbidden West saw a 141 percent increase in sales to land it in seventh place, while Tactics Ogre: Reborn begins life in 24th.
Here’s the new top 10 in full.
UK Sales Chart: Week Ending 12 November 2022
- Ragnarok God of War
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- FIFA 23
- Sonic Frontiers
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Splatoon 3
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- minecraft (switch)
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