And yet you have games like Forza Horizon 3, that never had huge weeks but sold a low amount consistently every week and managed over 400k total last year.Under 5k gets you in the UK top 10. SoT for example is at 40k after 3 weeks.....tracking behind Quantum Break. It’s also why anything bundled or on sale charts.
To put things in perspective GoW’s debut will likely be over 150k. That alone should ensure April as a whole is up on last year. Although I’m not 100% sure what of note released last April.
In one sense weekly UK charts are interesting, but many just look at positioning, without understanding the vast difference in unit sales from week to week, depending on the title, or time of year.
I'm going to guess you missing the word not. If Horizon showed up on top 10 best selling games God of War will definitely be on it. He mentioned bundling being the reason and that was greatly responsible for FH3 legs and SoT doesn't have that.And yet you have games like Forza Horizon 3, that never had huge weeks but sold a low amount consistently every week and managed over 400k total last year.
Not to mention you talk about God of War here, the game will most likely end up in the top 10 of the year or top 15 at least.
But SoT bundling is starting right now. Don't think it'll have the same effect as on FH3, but it will help with legs.
I just wonder how things like Gamepass could be counted when it comes to individual titles, rental type services will push down sales numbers but increase player numbers.
Bundle copies were a big part of the legs, yes. But we don't know yet what will happen with Sea of Thieves over the year for example. That is my point.
Digital doesn't often get near 50%. It might have on a select few titles and more so over specific periods with accompanying reasoning, but a more reasonable figure to work with, especially on Sony's platform and especially on single-player offline titles, would be 20-25% of total.
How do you know those numbers for SoT?
Gran Turismo Sport is commonly bundled in UK ? On amazon.co.uk it's the fourth best selling PS4 game (selling better than Horizon and The witcher 3). It seems to me the game has simply legs.I think that just means that sales are dipping so bundled software will appear higher in the charts. It really just shows how quiet things are at the moment, though may give a hint at how hardware is selling. Gran Turismo Sport up to no. 10 as well, another commonly bundled game.
Has to be. No way does it drop out off top 40 when the bottom 40 are what selling 1000 cipies at best?
Its been 2.5 months. Its not that odd given a lot of the stuff in the chart has had orice promotions. Its prob just outside the top 40. I doubt its low stock tbh.
Not every game is a sales juggernaut. Most games aren’t. Also, fwiw we have seen incredible growth and sales success over the last two to three years. That won’t always be the case with every franchise.
I have checked several retailers and stock doesn't seem to be a problem. Amazon UK charts also seem to suggest that it's not the best seller anymore.