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God of War is back to the top

1. God of War
God of War
2. FIFA 18
EA Sports
Fifa 18
3. Fallout 4
Fallout 4
6. Grand Theft Auto V
7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8. Vampyr
Focus Home Interactive
10. Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty WW2

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on June 16, 2018, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, Sony’s God of War returns to the top of the charts. FIFA 18 remains on the second position, and Fallout 4 took the third position of the charts.

God of War has once again risen to the top of the UK physical sales charts as it was the best selling game over the period. This data doesn’t take into account digital sales and downloads however, which may have made a big difference considering that a number of games and DLC were launched over the course of the event.

What seems to have impacted the charts the most is Sony’s Days of Play sale, affecting the price of a number of PlayStation titles, having a positive effect for the platform holder on the overall sales chart.

God of War definitely benefited from the Days of Play promotion, rising to reclaim the top spot after slipping to third recently. PlayStation VR Worlds too saw an increase in sales, helping it reach fifth place in the chart with an increase of 48 percent in sales week-on-week.

A number of other games saw a sales rise thanks to PlayStation 4 console bundles, which were also discounted as part of the Days of Play promotion. Fallout 4 reached third place, with a week-on-week sales increase of 22 percent. Assassin’s Creed Origins rose to ninth place in the chart, with an increase in sales of 61 percent, and Call of Duty: WW2 experienced an increase as well, sticking in tenth place, with an increase week-on-week of 130 percent.

Vampyr, which held the top spot last week, has dropped to eighth place this week due to a decrease in sales of 70 percent week-on-week.

This week there were no new entries to the top 40 chart at all. This could have something to do with E3 2018, which largely took place over the last week. Releases such as Prey: Mooncrash, and Unravel Two are digital only and so can’t make it into this chart, though Prey’s DLC may yet affect physical game sales. Unfortunately Fortnite for Nintendo Switch also can’t appear in the chart, despite 2 million downloads within the first 24 hours after launch.

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