After enjoying three weeks at no.1 Sony’s Days Gone has succumbed to madness, dethroned by the anarchy-loving Rage 2.
Coming as no surprise in this digital age, physical sales were only around a quarter of what its 2011 predecessor managed at launch (thanks GI.biz).
However, Rage 2 has achieved something the original couldn’t by heading straight to no.1. The original was up against the almighty FIFA 12, causing it to settle for #2.
Days Gone dropped to #2. It’s followed by FIFA 19 at #3, Mortal Kombat 11 – down two positions to #4 this week – and Red Dead Redemption 2 at #5.
The evergreen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe held onto #6. Fellow chart stalwart GTA V dropped to #7, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 fell to #8, and then at #9 it’s a new entry – Focus’ well-received A Plague Tale: Innocence.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe rounds off the chart at #10.
Forza Horizon 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were the two titles giving way to the duo of new releases, now at #11 and #12.
The next new release isn’t far behind – Rebellion’s Sniper Elite V2 Remastered at #13.
Elsewhere, Metro Exodus and Kingdom Hearts III both re-entered the top 40 – at #24 and #32 respectivey – thanks to retailer activity.
And after debuting at #15 last week, the Switch re-release of Saints Row: The Third has made a swift descent, dropping to #38. We guess word of its poor framerate has spread.