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Days Gone tops the best-selling chart for April in the UK

mazi

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Oct 27, 2017
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https://www.mcvuk.com/days-gone-tops-monthly-charts-but-nintendo-shows-strength-in-depth/

after becoming the best selling game of its launch week, days gone has also managed to be the best selling game for the month of April, while being on the shelves for only 5 days.

here are the top 10 best selling games (physical only) in the UK, for the month of April:

1 Days Gone – NEW
2 Mortal Kombat 11 – NEW
3 Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
4 FIFA 19
5 Red Dead Redemption 2
6 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
7 Yoshi’s Crafted World
8 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
9 World War Z – NEW
10 New Super Mario Bros U. Deluxe

some additional info:
  • PS4-exclusive Days Gone was the biggest launch of the year, though by Sony’s own high standards it looks less impressive as it shifted 38.8% less physical copies at launch than Horizon Zero Dawn, also a new IP. Some of this will be down to the digital shift but the lukewarm reception certainly is accountable too.
  • As a result of Days Gone’s launch, the PS4 market share went up in April, with Sony’s console representing 49% of all physical games copies shifted in the UK in April.
  • Mortal Kombat 11 debuted at No.2 in the monthly physical charts. The title had a 43.6% drop in launch sales from 2015’s Mortal Kombat X but with Mortal Kombat 11 having the best launch of any Mortal Kombat title to date, it’s more likely attributable to digital shift than fading interest.
  • Last month’s No.1, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, had its sales decreasing 67% month-on-month.
  • The sales of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (having debuted at No.2 in March) are down 62%. Its physical sales figures are slightly below where Bloodborne was by its second month, though most of this can be attributed to the digital shift.
  • Switch has taken over the Xbox One in terms of both unit sales and value in April, for the first time since January, with Nintendo also being the best-selling publisher of the month, replacing Ubisoft at the top.
 

GymWolf86

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Nov 10, 2018
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Well deserved, i hope the game sells like gangbusters because i want a sequel on ps5.
 

Temascos

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Oct 27, 2017
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That's pretty great for Days Gone considering that Mortal Kombat is a long-running and massively popular multiplatform franchise. It'll be interesting to see how DG holds up over the next few months, by all accounts it should do decently well, enough for Bend to keep on trucking and making more content in the future. :)
 
Jan 10, 2019
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Bend be eating :)

I’m always surprised for some reason to see Mario Kart 8 still on there, the game is a mammoth.
 

SilverX

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Jan 21, 2018
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I asked this in another thread but never hot an answer so I'll do it here

Horizon had a PS4 bundle at launch across EU with physical copies of the game, would those be tracked in the UK charts?
 

ajszenk

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Dec 6, 2017
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Good for them, seems like they worked really hard on it. If Days Gone gets a sequel hopefully they use it to address the issues people had and it reaches an even wider audience.
 
context for HZD's launch vs. DG's launch
Oct 27, 2017
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Nice, thanks for all the tidbits.

PS4-exclusive Days Gone was the biggest launch of the year, though by Sony’s own high standards it looks less impressive as it shifted 38.8% less physical copies at launch than Horizon Zero Dawn, also a new IP. Some of this will be down to the digital shift but the lukewarm reception certainly is accountable too.
Just to be really precise about the Horizon vs. Days Gone comparison, we can add that Horizon launched a wednesday vs. a friday for Days Gone. Also GfK Chart Track includes bundles in their numbers, and Days Gone had no bundle at all unlike Horizon. Of course, we also know that the digital share is higher in 2019 than in 2017.

All of this doesn't mean Days Gone launch is on par with Horizon, but it certainly means that the gap between those two is less important that it appears =)
 

MotiD

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Oct 26, 2017
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Zombie fatigue is real.
People are so tired of seeing zombies they are buying Days Gone so they don't have to see it on the shelves anymore
 

SilverX

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Jan 21, 2018
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Nice, thanks for all the tidbits.



Just to be really precise about the Horizon vs. Days Gone comparison, we can add that Horizon launched a wednesday vs. a friday for Days Gone. Also GfK Chart Track includes bundles in their numbers, and Days Gone had no bundle at all unlike Horizon. Of course, we also know that the digital share is higher in 2019 than in 2017.

All of this doesn't mean Days Gone launch is on par with Horizon, but it certainly means that the gap between those two is less important that it appears =)
Thats what I wanted to know. Seems like Days Gone is performing much closer to Horizon
 

Pillock

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I should think a lot of copies were pre-ordered long before the reviews hit so they probably has no effect on the sales as the reviews hit the day before it released.
 

peter42O

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Apr 21, 2019
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Woohoo!!! Congratulations to Bend Studio for releasing one hell of a game that im currently playing and if anything, being number 1 despite selling less physical copies than Horizon did is even more impressive. I'm one of the very few who believe that Days Gone will hit the 10m mark in less time than the two years or so that it took Horizon.
 

ClarkusDarkus

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Oct 27, 2017
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Sekiro less than Bloodborne by the same timeframe, Can digital count for the fact Bloodborne was exclusive and Sekiro Multi, Just proves again why we need digital sales in the news.
 

IIFloodyII

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Oct 26, 2017
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Sekiro less than Bloodborne by the same timeframe, Can digital count for the fact Bloodborne was exclusive and Sekiro Multi, Just proves again why we need digital sales in the news.
With digital Sekiro would definitely be higher due to PC sales. The UK sales are pretty much just console sales, which is usually 70-80% PS4 sales.
 

TitlePending

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Dec 26, 2018
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Just to be really precise about the Horizon vs. Days Gone comparison, we can add that Horizon launched a wednesday vs. a friday for Days Gone. Also GfK Chart Track includes bundles in their numbers, and Days Gone had no bundle at all unlike Horizon. Of course, we also know that the digital share is higher in 2019 than in 2017.

All of this doesn't mean Days Gone launch is on par with Horizon, but it certainly means that the gap between those two is less important that it appears =)
Mighty fine context you provided -- thanks!