UK Sales Chart: PS4's Shadow Of The Colossus Debuts Top, Beats Sales Of PS2 Original
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Shadow of the Colossus's PS4 remake was a critical success when it launched last week, and now it appears it's also performed well at retail. The game has finished top of the UK physical sales chart for its debut week (ending February 10).
Sales monitor Chart-Track says the PS2 original also finished at No.1 when it was released in 2006, but the remake's first week sales were up 73% over its ancestor. Elsewhere, EA Sports UFC 3 maintains its position at No.2, although Monster Hunter World slips to No.3. The rest of the top five remains the same, with FIFA 18 staying at No.4 and Grand Theft Auto V at No.5.
Retailer-led price promotions mean The Evil Within 2 and Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition re-enter the chart this week at No.10 and No.13, respectively. In addition to Shadow of the Colossus, the only other new game in the chart is the Nintendo Switch exclusive Dragon Quest Builders, which debuts at No.31.
In our Shadow of the Colossus PS4 remake review, critic Edmond Tran said the game is a "tremendous journey, and one well worth taking and retaking." He continued: "The visual overhaul is stunning, thoroughly enhancing every facet of Wander and Agro's excellent adventure. Galloping through the tranquil world is always breathtaking; felling a monumental colossus is always humbling. Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an already exceptional title. It continues to be a modern classic and is an extraordinary game that everyone must experience."
If you prefer to make your own mind up, check out some 4K Shadow of the Colossus gameplay, or see us mess with the game's visuals using a bunch of filters. You can also watch the remake's reveal trailer or watch us take down its first five bosses.
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.