Sony’s Days of Play promotion gives the UK chart a much-needed shake up

There’s a notable theme to this week’s UK top 40 – dozens of first-party PS4 titles have either risen by several places or re-entered the chart. This is all down to Sony’s current ‘Days of Play’ promotion, which sees numerous key titles discounted.

It seems a price cut to around £35 was enough to secure God of War the top spot, preventing Focus Interactive’s Vampyr from claiming a second week at no.1.

Popular PSVR pack-in PlayStation VR Worlds is back at #5, GT Sport shifts to #11, and Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition has risen to #17. Shadow of the Colossus, Wipeout: Omega Collection, Knowledge is Power, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy all re-enter the lower end of the top 40, meanwhile.

Going back to the top 10, FIFA 18 remains at #2 thanks to World Cup fever. Possibly due to a strong E3 showing, Fallout 4 rises to #3. Detroit: Become Human stays put at #4.

GTA V moved up three places to take #6, and is followed by Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Vampyr, AC: Origins, and finally Call of Duty: WWII at #10.

All of the Switch’s big name-titles also moved up a few places this week, which makes us wonder if Fortnite’s arrival helped Nintendo shift a few more systems. Just an observation.

Also of note: Konami’s Super Bomberman R failed not only to make the top 40, but the top 20 individual format charts as well. The same goes for the retail release of Team 17’s Yoku’s Island Express, but that’s a slightly different story due to the delay between its digital and physical release.

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