Days Gone goes full throttle, becoming the UK’s biggest launch of 2019 so far

Even though it was met by not-exactly-glowing reviews, Sony’s Days Gone was able to claim the UK chart top spot, forcing Mortal Kombat 11 to settle for #2.

The most impressive thing here is that MK11 launched on Tuesday, whereas Days Gone arrived on Friday – after just two days on sale the PS4 exclusive was able to become the fastest selling release of 2019 so far. Sales weren’t a patch on God of War or Marvel’s Spider-Man, however.

GI.biz notes physical sales of MK11 were down 43% over MKX, yet it was able to outperform 2017’s Injustice 2. A resounding 71% of MK11 sales also came from the PS4 version.

FIFA 19 dropped to #3, RDR2 rose to #4 enjoying a small sales boost, and then at #5 it’s Ubisoft’s The Division 2.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe moved up to #6, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice fell one position to take #7, while Forza Horizon 4 shifted from #16 to #8.

The ever popular NSMB. U Deluxe remained at #9.

Then at #10 we finally find last week’s chart-topper – the surprisingly good World War Z.

After arriving at a respectable #9 last week, Snooker 19: The Official Video Game dropped to #21. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Team 17’s My Time at Portia weren’t as fortunate, both departing the top 40 after just one week on sale.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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