Sony Gone Days comfortably defeated Mortal Kombat 11 on the UK game charts.
Its physical sales in the launch week are 27% smaller than last year's PS4 exclusive action adventure, God of War. In fact, it's a decent performance when you consider this to be a new IP – and review scores of this new game were not as impressive as the effort of several prizes last year.
Mortal Kombat 11 had to settle for No.2 as a result. The game's debut performance is 43.6% lower than the 2015 Mortal Kombat X (note: digital sales are not included and download sales have improved significantly over the last four years). However, sales are slightly above Injustice 2 of 2017, which is another beat up em developed by NetherRealm with characters from DC.
Mortal Kombat 11 sold better on PS4, with 71% of sales coming on the Sony platform.
The arrival of these two new games means that last week's number 1, World War Z, had to break through. In fact, the zombie dropped nine positions to the No.10 after a 70% drop in sales week by week.
It was a slow week for game sales, with most games falling in sales week by week. Notable exceptions were Red Dead Redemption 2, which rose 4% in sales and rose from 5 to 4. The Forza Horizon 4 climbed eight positions to No.16 after a 1% increase in sales, while the Metro Exodus returns to the Top 40 in No.14, thanks to a jump of 130% in sales, driven by the discount in prices.
Here's the UKIE / GfK Top Ten for the week ending April 27
|Last week||This week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Past days|
|New Entry||2||Mortal Kombat 11|
|5||4||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|3||5||Tom Clancy is Division 2|
|4||6||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|8||7||Sekiro: shadows die twice|
|16||8||Forza Horizon 4|
|10||9||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe|
|1||10||World War Z|