Top 10 UK Games Chart: God Of War PS4 Claims No.1 And Breaks Series Record

God of War has charted well in its debut week.

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PS4's latest exclusive, God of War, launched last week to critical acclaim and now it appears to have gone down well with players, too. The Sony title has debuted at No.1 in the UK games chart for the week ending April 11, sending Far Cry 5 down to No.2.

Furthermore, God of War claimed the best week one UK sales of any game in the series, ousting the previous record-holder, God of War 3, which launched for PS3 in 2010. Below Far Cry 5, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life--another PS4 exclusive--finishes at No.3 in its debut week. Yakuza 6 breaks its own UK sales records: it becomes the highest-charting Yakuza game and broke the series' record for week one sales.

The rest of the physical games chart paints a familiar picture. Perennial favorite FIFA 18 finishes at No.4, with Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey following at No.5 and No.6, respectively. You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

After its launch last week, God of War became the highest-rated PS4 exclusive on Metacritic. Our own reviewer, Peter Brown, enjoyed it too, awarding the PS4 game a 9/10.

"In many ways God of War is what the series has always been," he wrote. "It's a spectacular action game with epic set pieces, big-budget production values, and hard-hitting combat that grows more feverish and impressive as you progress. What may surprise you is how mature its storytelling has become. Like Kratos, God of War recalls the past while acknowledging the need to improve. Everything new it does is for the better, and everything it holds onto benefits as a result. Kratos is no longer a predictable brute. God of War is no longer an old-fashioned action series. With this reboot, it confidently walks a new path that will hopefully lead to more exciting adventures to come." Read more in our full God of War review.

  1. God of War
  2. Far Cry 5
  3. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  4. FIFA 18
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Fallout 4
  8. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  10. Grand Theft Auto V

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I am playing it now and it is an amazing game. Very well deserved. Congrats PlayStation. Another great exclusive.

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Well deserved! I hope it stays on the list for months. This is the best game this generation 10/10.

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Good list. But, while I enjoyed it, what's Fallout 4 doing up there? I miss something that would cause that to spike?

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@olddadgamer: Sometimes I play games that aren't the best game ever made & sometimes, developers make games better than their last one, Fallout 4 is one of them. It wasn't a great Fallout game, but was a very fun game on it's own merits.

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@davillain-: Oh agreed. I enjoyed it, for sure (especially as I'm from Boston and finding all sorts of Boston Easter eggs was cool), but to see a game on the top ten sales list that's a couple years old and hasn't been on said list for a while (unlike the inexplicable GTAV staying on this list forever) is weird. And outselling newer games like PUBG? Strange timing for it,.

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“Wahhhh wahhhh single player games dont sell wahhhhh” meanwhile 6 out of 10 best sellers are single player titles . . . I dont think most publishers could be anymore out of touch with there audience if they tried xD

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More proof that single players games sales well and better games phil learn from this .

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As expected, God of War 4 PS4 exclusive was gonna be number one and guess what, I totally like the new & improved God of War, this is exactly the series needed. Having said that, I'm loving the Norse Mythology then I was for Greek and the combat is really a nice change. I give God of War a 8/10 for me personally.

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Great List I have both God of War (playing now) and Yakuza 6. By the way where the hell is sea of thieves ??? Thats on XBOX & PC combined

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@berrlett: It's been a month and there isn't really a lot to do... Did you really expect Sea Of Thieves to be a top seller for months on end?

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@gamingdevil800: do know why not a lot to do on sea of theives because phil like rip there fans off that’s why. Rockstar games know how do online play because there a lot do and still like single players.

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Ok, I’ll tell you the only thing you would care about this list: somehow, GTAV is still in it.

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@solid_snake1461 yes, but only just. let's hope it will be off the list soon... that said, i would expect it to rise from the dead once a new expansion comes out so gta v is never really dead.

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Awesome and well deserved! Although I keep getting told that PS fans don’t buy exclusives?....... how weird.

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@midna: First couple week sales will be strong, especially with a game as highly rated as God of War. But it will fall off quick as most exclusives do. They don't have the staying power or popularity like games such as CoD or even GTA after all these years. If it sells 5 million copies most people would consider that a success. But with an install base of around 80 million that is a pathetically low amount of people buying the highest rated exclusive on the console.

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@tiringpillow: problem is there are too many people who buy consoles these days who i wouldn’t consider gamers as such and only play CoD, Battlefield or Fifa etc. Games like that hell when i sold my Xbox One because its games were just going to be on PC from now on the guy that picked it up even said he will purely be usibg it for Fifa and thats it lol

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@tiringpillow: Selling 5 million out of 80 is a bit off for this type of game. A lot of people will be buying it used.

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@midna: That's only because some people are bitter for the success playstation has this generation.

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@midna: its not that they dont buy them but on average ps4 exclusives sell around 5-6 million. With a install base of almost 80m you would think it would sell morr than 10m for every game but it doesnt but it doesnt mean its a failure at all It still sold good. Just my opinion anyway.

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@jako998: It's unrealistic to expect everyone to buy every video game exclusive. Just like it is unrealistic to expect a large majority of the population of the US to go out and see every movie at the cinema. The game will only appeal to certain people but it may be a different crowd than those who bought Persona 5 etc.

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@gamingdevil800:

Agree and there are a load of people playing free games like fortnite in the overall mix.

Haven't got my copy of GoW yet. But hope to get it this week. HZD and both uncharted games have been great for me. I have Bloodborne to play too, but I am not sure if I will get on with it

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@midna:

unfortunately some green frogs got poisoned by their own media & youtube channels.

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@midna: lol that is true. since ps4 exclusives sell under 10m copies, some people get the crazy idea that they don't sell well :D

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I had no doubt that God of War would top many regional charts. It's an amazing and console generation-defining game. With that said, it's incredibly exciting knowing that Yakuza 6 sold very well in its first week. I hope this encourages Sega to make more Yakuza or, at the least, Yakuza Kiwami (remakes) titles.

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@USDevilDog: pretty sure the kiwami games are over after kiwami 2. there is no need to remake yakuza 3-5 since they were on ps3 (and not ps2 like the first two entries). rather, sega should make a remaster collection of those games. when i say remaster, i just mean upscaled to 1080p and 60fps. at that point, every yakuza game will be readily available on the ps4 :D

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@Xristophoros: Makes sense. I would be perfectly okay with a remaster as well. I no longer have my PS3 and never got a chance to play those games.

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i expect god of war to remain in the top spot for several more weeks to come. at least until another sony exclusive releases in may -- detroit: become human. god of war will be in the top 10 for the rest of the year if i had to guess.

people wonder why the mario and zelda games remain in the top 10 for so long... it's because there are only a couple games on the switch people actually want to play, thus sales are concentrated among those games. it's no wonder that when someone purchases a switch they gravitate towards the same two or three games as everyone else -- mario and zelda. this is not surprising at all since the switch has not put out a noteworthy game since last year and there appears to be nothing on the way until the end of the year when the smash wii u port arrives. if smash is the only major game hitting the switch this year, that would be a real bummer for most people.

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@Xristophoros: yea even though its a great game i doubt it wil remain in top 10 for the rest of the year.

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And it absolutely deserves it!

-GOD OF THE CHARTS NINJA APPROVED-