God of War wasnâ€™t able to strip Far Cry 5 of its title as the fastest-selling new release of 2018, but it did have the strongest launch in the franchise so far, taking no.1 in the process.
The previous fastest-selling entry in the series was God of War III, incidentally; one of just two past God of War titles that went straight to number one. The other was God of War II.
SEGAâ€™s Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is also now a record holder in terms of week one sales, beating Yakuza: Kiwami, albeit by only 300 units (according to GamesIndustry.biz).
Yakuza 6 had to settle for #3, with Far Cry 5 â€“ last weekâ€™s chart-topper – dropping to #2.
FIFA 18 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe moved down two places, taking #4 and #5 respectively.
Super Mario Odyssey rose to #6. The ever-popular Fallout 4 held onto #7, PUBG â€“ which was free to play over the weekend â€“ fell to #8, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild re-entered the top ten at #9. Then at #10 itâ€™s the evergreen GTA V.
Both Sea of Thieves and GT Sport departed the top ten, meanwhile.
The physical release of Wonder Boy: The Dragonâ€™s Trap was the only other new arrival, making #11 in the Switch chart. The PS4 version didnâ€™t get a look-in, sadly.