Prey mimics DOOM, takes UK chart top spot after launch

Bethesda’s DOOM didn’t take the UK chart top spot until around a month after launch, having to settle for #2 upon release.

Prey has found itself in a similar position – it debuted at #2, but this week rises to claim no.1. Unlike DOOM however, it didn’t need a price drop to get there.

We imagine many gamers were holding off until reviews went live, especially after the mixed reception from the pre-launch demo. No major new releases were out last week either, which probably also helped swing things in the sci-fi shooter’s favour.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – last week’s chart topper – fell to #3 with GTA V rising to #2. FIFA 17 rose four places to take #4 while Rocket League moved up to #5.

LEGO Worlds fell to #6, Infinite Warfare is at #7, Ghost Recon: Wildlands re-enters the top ten at #8, Horizon Zero Dawn remains at #9 and then at #10 it’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Presumably due to price drops, Resident Evil VII and Call of Duty: Black Ops III have both shot back up the chart. The former rose from #24 to #11, while the latter went from #40 to #20.

The Division also saw a significant sales boost, rising from #38 to #21. That’s presumably down to a combination of the recent free-play weekend and a price drop to around the £15 mark.

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