PS4 racks up 69 percent of UK Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition sales

Lara's next-gen outing lands at number one in its opening week.

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Just over two-thirds of the UK's opening weekend sales of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition were on PlayStation 4, chart body GfK Chart-Track has declared.

69 percent of the game's sales were on PlayStation 4, with the remaining 31 percent going to Xbox One.

The split in platforms roughly correlates what PlayStation UK MD Fergal Gara said last week: Sony sells 1.5 PlayStation 4's in the UK for every Xbox One.

Lara's jazzed up adventure is the first major release for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this year, and the game landed at the top of the UK charts--though sales juggernaut FIFA 14 was less than 500 copies behind.

The rest of the chart remains largely unchanged, with the top ten filled out with all the usual suspects: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, Grand Theft Auto V, Need for Speed: Rivals, and Killzone: Shadow Fall.

The charts are likely to stay pretty static for the next month, although if FIFA 14 manages to reclaim number one next week then it can join the club of games that have all notched up 10 weeks at the top.

The next big release for PS4 and Xbox One owners is Thief, which will be released in the UK on February 28.

Discussion

331 comments
jark888
jark888

As a game collector, I'd rather have the complete edition of the game.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I was going to say well done Lara, but considering she's only just beaten a load of games that have been out for months, I guess it's really not that big of an accomplishment.

Still a great game though.

David Lockyer
David Lockyer

Owned it on ps3 great game dident finish it. Bought it on ps4 on Friday 60% throu it looks better plays smoother. If you played it on ps3 don't bother on ps4.

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

Why this game shows more than 50% increase in performance?

Tristram Wake
Tristram Wake

Cause it's the only game worth playing on both consoles right now until Thief and Titanfall come out.

Marc Boggio
Marc Boggio

I think there is at least one hidden tomb that's new- I was pretty completionist about my PS3 playthrough last year and have hit at least one tomb I don't remember at all so far. For the most part it seems like everything is the same- but it looks gorgeous and the gameplay definitely holds up. I sold my PS3 copy to my room mate for $20, so that also made it feel like $40 instead of a full priced game.

Matt Fuss
Matt Fuss

is their any added story content? more fleshed out scenes or anything?

David Angle
David Angle

Its a truly an amazing game! I enjoyed it tremendously.

yeltnerb1
yeltnerb1

Can we have a PC version please?

Ben Colvin
Ben Colvin

I played Guardian of Light today. Now I wish I could get those 15 minutes back.

hadlee73
hadlee73

I bought the digital PS4 version, so my purchase probably wasn't counted. Add 0.2% immediately! :P

ff7100
ff7100

69% of the people bought the Definitive version

snipedachef
snipedachef

This article is just shows how many people on Sonys side either didnt buy this game A YEAR AGO or need a game to add to their lacking retail collection. I personally bought this game for the 360 and it was in the top 3 in my favorite games of 2013. Bioshock Gta5 TR (no ps3 no TLOU). But 65 dollars for graphics is and no additional gameplay is pretty steep unless your GTA 5 definative. Granted I do own a xbox one but if graphics and framrate were my thing I'd upgrade my pc...

deathstream
deathstream

Not sure this means as much as the article implies.  This isn't a new game.  It is a re-skin of a year old game.  And Xbox One gamers have more games to play right now and more to save up for over the next 6 weeks.

alaskancrab
alaskancrab

Hope this keeps up,  at 70 versus 30 there is a real reason to go the extra mile on the PS4 version!

playstationzone
playstationzone

Well know Tomb Raider sold on ps4 how about a lot ps3 games get game of the year treatment and put on ps4 and xbox1.  PS4 Rules

mvlbr
mvlbr

No surprise since the PS4 has outsold the X1 in the UK and for those who have both why would they buy the inferior version.

David Binmore
David Binmore

Probably because there is completely nothing to buy for ps4 in stores

Russell Cole
Russell Cole

I just finally got around to playing this game on the 360 this last week. It was a very fun game! I can imagine it is even better on the new platforms.

Jaes Anthony
Jaes Anthony

This goes to show there are no great games out on next gen yet you can't get on last gen. :\

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Tomb Raider : Fraud Edition, seems like Xbox One owners are the lesser mugs here, shamful dishpray playstation master race.

Derek Garrison
Derek Garrison

I found 3 PS4s and a couple of XB1s at Walmart last week. I checked this morning and the XB1s were still there. At this point, I have more games than I have time to play so my PS4 is getting tons of use.

Mike Shipley
Mike Shipley

This just proves Europeans are useful idiots.

David Chang
David Chang

Well, Tomb Raider is a solid game, but it feel like its patterning itself off Far Cry 3 and Uncharted... not a bad thing, but Uncharted did everything in a campy parody style and Far Cry, you were meant to lose yourself in a happy place of violence and madness.. but its kinda make Lara feel inconsistent when applied to her... but overall, I'd say its a must buy...

Quinten van Hecke
Quinten van Hecke

I think you shoud go back to school and learn to read...Because this is about Tomb Raider on PS4 not PC...

John Foster
John Foster

@Shammara, Literally does happen. Was in Gamestop and a guy came in to see if any PS4's where in stock (My town is completely sold out). Guy sat there for 5 minutes trying to convince him into buying a XB1.

Zack Gabbert
Zack Gabbert

Yea I've been meaning to try this game out. Looked pretty solid.

Daz Sams
Daz Sams

PC blah blah sony I don't really care how good a pcs graphics are due to the money needed to buy one

Dominik Frątczak
Dominik Frątczak

Looks even better than a PC version (made earlier, so that's the issue) wich I played. Game was better then expectations, so buy, and let the creator earn for his work.

deathstream
deathstream

After a quick bit of research (someone else can explain to GS what that word means), it is clear that Tomb Raider sold better on PS3 than on 360.

Aaronp2k
Aaronp2k

@SteamyPotatoes  lol the definitive edition does not exist on the xbox one. I know it has been released on xbox one, but you will not be playing the definitive version (meaning you paid the full retail price of the game again for slightly better graphics than the xbox 360 version). It either won't be native 1080p or have less detail, shaders and lower quality lighting. So to me it actually looks like xbox one owners would be the bigger mugs if they bought it. And of course ps4 has sold more copies of the game, ps4 has also sold more consoles so it was pretty obvious the game would sell more on ps4. Not to mention the ps4 is the definitive console version.

RevLux
RevLux

@deathstream@mvlbr Actually as much as I love my XB1 controller, especially the impulse triggers, I actually prefer the PS4's gamepad.


It is bigger than the PS3's and fits much better in big man hands. The touchpad actually works quite well in games like Killzone S.F. and isn't nearly the pointless gimmick that I feared it would be. The triggers are far better than the PS3's though I do prefer the XB1's triggers tbh. The best features of the PS4's game pad are the sticks imo as they feel tight and responsive, have a concave top, and nice non-skid rubbery surface. They also seem to be a bit larger while the XB1's are slightly smaller and longer than it's predecessor. Even the light can be useful if you game in a dark room.


While I'm partial to the PS4's controller I feel the XB1 has made slightly better use of their game pad's unique features in the games out so far. I especially like the ability to escape grapples in Dead Rising 3 by quickly shaking the controller.  


EDIT: (sorry about the 2 thousand page response to a 4 word comment.)