In what was a slow week for physical game sales, Sony’s PSVR showcase Blood & Truth had no trouble topping the UK top 40.
We had an inkling it would perform well, and not just because of the positive reviews – first-party PSVR titles often break the top 10. Even Bravo Team – which had a miserable 48% Metacritic – managed to make #3 during its first week of release.
Fellow PSVR compatible release Trover Saves the Universe – from the co-creator of Rick & Morty – wasn’t as lucky though, not just failing to make the multiformat top 40 but also the PlayStation 4 top 20.
Maybe the decision to go head-to-head with Blood & Truth wasn’t the best of ideas.
It’s not all bad news for last week’s new retail releases. Cricket 19 entered at #6, while the Switch Nintendogs alike Little Friends: Cats & Dogs scooted in at #24.
Watch_Dogs 2 and Sonic Mania Plus also managed to re-enter the top 40, with the latter taking #22 and former dashing in at #38. It’s a surprise to see Sonic return given it’s a PS Plus freebie this month.
Rewinding back to the top ten, FIFA 19 rose to #2, Team Sonic Racing – last week’s chart-topper – dropped to #3, Days Gone fell two positions to #4, while RDR2 held onto #5.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe moved up to #7, GTA V sticks around at #8, while Forza Horizon 4 – which tops the Xbox One chart this week – rises to #9.
Mortal Kombat 11 sees us out at #10, its lowest chart position so far.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and RAGE 2 departed the top ten, meanwhile.