Shake-up in UK Charts sees Detroit: Become Human dethrone God of War

Boy reportedly pissed

The King has been dethroned. After a solid five weeks stood atop the UK Charts, Sony’s open-world epic God of War has been usurped by the chin-stroking drama of Quantic Dream’s sci-fi soap opera, Detroit: Become Human.

Kratos and Boy came under heavy attack this week from a glut of debuts, with Microsoft’s survival sequel State of Decay 2 and long-awaited re-release Dark Souls Remastered snapping up the number two and number three slots, respectively. Electronic Arts’ FIFA ’18 still holds fast at number four.

In another amazing move, Blizzard’s arena-shooter Overwatch made an incredible leap from number 40 all the way up to number seven. This is no doubt thanks to the ongoing anniversary celebrations, which included a free weekend, and had retailers offering various discounts to celebrate the shooter’s second birthday.

It’s definitely been an interesting week, but I wouldn’t count God of War down and out just yet. Tune in next week to see if David Cage’s glass casket of emotion can hold on to the premier position, which is a very hotly contested spot right now.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: May 26 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. Detroit: Become Human – Sony Computer Entertainment
2. State of Decay 2 – Microsoft
3. Dark Souls Remastered – Bandai Namco Entertainment
4. FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts
5. God of War – Sony Computer Entertainment
6. Far Cry 5 Ubisoft
7. Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition – Blizzard Entertainment
8. Destiny 2 – Activision
9. Fallout 4 – Bethesda
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo

U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]

Chris Moyse
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