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PAL Charts - Week 21, 2018

Ge0force

Self-requested ban.
Banned
Oct 28, 2017
5,265
Belgium
I think this is quite incredible. State of Decay 2 was developed by a small (~60) team, got scathing reviews, is the jankiest game I've ever played in my life, and it's on Game Pass.
This is something I can't understand as well. While there may be a good game underneath all that jank, I don't think any dev/publisher should be rewarded for releasing a game in such a crappy state. The hunger for Xbox exclusives must be so big that Xbox fans just don't care anymore...
 

Cthulhu_Steev

Member
Oct 27, 2017
975
Detroit at 22K is pretty miserable. Guess it'll be number one on the PS store for the month, likely end up profitable as these games do.
 

black070

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
3,663
It's well down from Heavy Rain despite the console having a substantially higher install base. Still decent enough imo, but I don't pay the bills!
The difference in install base is irrelevant though - so I guess the criteria to not be a mediocre opening week in the UK is to sell more than Heavy Rain.
 

Crumpo

Member
Oct 28, 2017
689
Bournemouth, UK
I thought some people were smoking something to think DS remastered was going to beat Detroit to number one.

So performance as expected, which is fine for me; I'm glad these types of SP games are still being released and want them to continue to make more. Well done Sony for continuing to fund SP games.
 

xrnzaaas

Banned
Oct 27, 2017
4,125
Why are people still buying MS games? Don’t they know about game pass?
I guess some people want to have them in their physical collections or don't lose access to them after the Game Pass trial/sub runs out. Plus with SoD price is an additional factor, it's not a 60 dollar game like Sea of Thieves (not even a 30 dollar game in my country, closer to 27 dollars).
 

Apex88

Member
Jan 15, 2018
1,428
Remember when God of War flopped? No, well that was the narrative on PAL threads after first week sales where revealed.

Like God of War, Detroit: Become Human was released on Friday in the UK. It was also a Bank Holiday with great weather. I’d expect Detroit: Become Human to have a strong second week and continue performing decently through summer. It’s easy to jump into PAL threads that reflect only a few days sales and jump to conclusions.

BTW, also great to see GT Sport move upto #26 in the UK and #13 in Germany. With various updates and promotions I would now expect it to stick around the top 40 for the remainder of the gen.
 

Primethius

Member
Oct 25, 2017
7,814
Remember when God of War flopped? No, well that was the narrative on PAL threads after first week sales where revealed.

Like God of War, Detroit: Become Human was released on Friday in the UK. It was also a Bank Holiday with great weather. I’d expect Detroit: Become Human to have a strong second week and continue performing decently through summer. It’s easy to jump into PAL threads that reflect only a few days sales and jump to conclusions.

BTW, also great to see GT Sport move upto #26 in the UK and #13 in Germany. With various updates and promotions I would now expect it to stick around the top 40 for the remainder of the gen.
Remember when God of War sold 1/4th the previous mainline entry?

Neither does anyone else.

Cause it didn't happen.
 

John Bender

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,385
But not above Heavy Rain. Ouch
=D As expected. Heavy Rain was something new and special back then. It will sell well between Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls. And it will be profitable, as it looks like.
So all is good in my gaming world. Let's hope the next QD game will push the PS5 to its limits. Can't wait.
Yeah, I'm looking forward to playing it. Still chugging through my backlog so in no rush, but the decent reviews and apparent good word of mouth might mean it has long legs.
You're going to love it. As I've already mentioned, it's Quantic Dream's best game yet. And man, it looks so damn good =)
 

CarterTax

Member
Oct 25, 2017
258
Not surprised that Detroit topped the charts, but the unit sales for this title are fairly underwhelming.

God of War with the 5% uptick in sales is a really good indicator of the great word of mouth and hopefully future sustained sales. Very impressive.

Labo tumbling down the charts, soon it’ll be like it never even existed.
 
Oct 29, 2017
273
UK
Disappointed that its no where near HR..... but with digital at say 30-40% I think its going to be doing ok.

One big difference will be legs, I think people who are playing it generally like the game, and that always provides a good basis going forward (in terms of positive buying power), didnt see much of that with Beyond. So I expect the 2nd week drop to be less significant and it should I think go on to sell 3m+ LT. Guess GOW is the game sucking out the air in the market a bit, perhaps they should have waiting a little bit longer to release but then we would have been even further in the dead months for games.

I think the downside for QD is that the budget for this game went up, so they will need to sell more copies.

Anyway loving my play through, two of my kids who've played it love it, so its a liked game in my family :D
 

Couscous

Member
Oct 30, 2017
3,626
Tilburg
I hope Detroit sold better in other countries. The game is really good and deserves more sales.

God of War going up is impressive. I think there were some sales for it in the UK.
 

KillerMan91

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,328
But not above Heavy Rain. Ouch
Eh. While Detroit certainly could had had better first week in terms of boxed sales it was never going to match heavy rains first week. God of War with all that hype and critical acclaim had barely higher first week in retail than Heavy Rain (96k vs 86k). Heavy Rain had huge debut back in a day.
 
Oct 29, 2017
273
UK
Eh. While Detroit certainly could had had better first week in terms of boxed sales it was never going to match heavy rains first week. God of War with all that hype and critical acclaim had barely higher first week in retail than Heavy Rain (96k vs 86k). Heavy Rain had huge debut back in a day.
Wow when you see it like that, HR did amazing.

Do we know the number of disk copies on Detroit, and what was Beyond?
 

Poimandres

Member
Oct 26, 2017
2,720
The difference in install base is irrelevant though - so I guess the criteria to not be a mediocre opening week in the UK is to sell more than Heavy Rain.
I mean, same developer and same genre so makes sense that people would compare the two. This is only one market, over a few days, so let's not get ahead of ourselves in terms of sales overall.
 

Gurish

Attempted to circumvent ban with alt account
Banned
Mar 20, 2018
520
Detroit is in line with Beyond and well behind Heavy Rain. Factoring digital, Detroit > Beyond is very likely. Also, State of Decay 2 is 4 000 units behind Detroit and God of War sales actually increased 5% !

So quite good for Detroit but it's not touching Heavy Rain performance any time soon, at least in the UK.

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-05-29-uk-charts-detroit-become-human-headlines-all-new-top-three
They needed that HR MC to get those sales again, a much harder mission today than it was in 2010.