Days Gone is the UK’s biggest launch of the year so far, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. Sony’s PS4 exclusive has received a mixed response from critics, but that hasn’t stopped it outselling fellow new entry Mortal Kombat 11, which debuts at No.2.
The rest of the top 10 paints a familiar picture for the week ending April 27. FIFA 19 is at No.3, while Red Dead Redemption 2 continues its strong chart performance at No.4. The Division 2 slips two places to No.5, and last week’s No.1, World War Z, drops to No.10 this week.
But this week’s No.1 received a 5/10 in our Days Gone review. “I did a lot of things in Days Gone,” wrote Kallie Plagge. “I burned every single Freaker nest; I cleared every ambush camp; I maxed out my bike; I took out a few optional hordes just because. Like Deacon with Sarah, I kept going because I hoped to find something, to follow a thread to a possibly fascinating or satisfying or impactful conclusion. But at the end of it all, I’d only gotten scraps.”
Our Mortal Kombat 11 review-in-progress, meanwhile, awards the fighting game an 8/10. Edmond Tran wrote: “MK11 isn’t just a sequel for series fans and Netherrealm devotees, it’s a gateway into the realm of fighting games for anyone who has a passing interest in watching ruthless warriors beat each other silly. Streamlined mechanics keep the act of fighting furiously exciting no matter what your skill level, and comprehensive tutorials encourage you to dig into the nitty-gritty. There’s a diverse roster of interesting characters and playstyles, and the story mode is an entertaining romp. The unfulfilling approaches to the game’s dynamic single-player content and progression may feel like they’ve totally whiffed (at least at this early stage), but Mortal Kombat 11 hits where it matters.”
You can read the full top 10 sales chart for this week below, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- Days Gone
- Mortal Kombat 11
- FIFA 19
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- The Division 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Forza Horizon 4
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
- World War Z