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UK Charts: Days Gone defeats Mortal Kombat 11 to claim No.1

PS4 exclusive scores decent debut in UK Top 40

Sony's Days Gone comfortably beat Mortal Kombat 11 in the UK boxed games charts.

Its launch week physical sales are 27% lower than last year's PS4 exclusive action adventure God of War. It is actually a decent performance when you consider this is a new IP - and the review scores for this new game have not been as impressive as last year's multi-award winning effort.

Mortal Kombat 11 had to settle for No.2 as a result. The game's debut performance is 43.6% smaller than 2015's Mortal Kombat X (note: digital sales are not included, and download sales have improved significantly over the last four years). However, sales are slightly up over 2017's Injustice 2, which is another beat 'em up developed by NetherRealm featuring DC characters.

Mortal Kombat 11 sold best on PS4, with 71% of sales coming on Sony's platform.

The arrival of these two new games means that last week's No.1, World War Z, had to make way. In fact, the zombie tumbled nine places to No.10 after a 70% drop in sales week-on-week.

It was an otherwise slow week for game sales, with most games dropping in sales week-on-week. Notable exceptions were Red Dead Redemption 2, which rose 4% in sales and moved up a place from No.5 to No.4. Forza Horizon 4 jumped eight places to No.16 after a 1% increase in sales, while Metro Exodus re-enters the Top 40 at No.14 thanks to a 130% sales jump, driven by price discounting.

Here is the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending April 27th

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Days Gone
New Entry 2 Mortal Kombat 11
2 3 FIFA 19
5 4 Red Dead Redemption 2
3 5 Tom Clancy's The Division 2
4 6 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8 7 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
16 8 Forza Horizon 4
10 9 New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
1 10 World War Z

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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

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