No Man’s Sky Tops UK Weekly Charts; Second Biggest UK Launch This Year for Sony

on August 15, 2016 5:07 AM

Yesterday I titled my review of No Man’s Sky “Not Everyone’s Sky,” but apparently it’s still a lot of people’s sky, at least in the UK. Today the data-crunching firm GfK Chart-Track released its weekly ranking and analysis, and Hello Games’ space adventure is right at the top, also resulting the second biggest launch this year for Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Taking off on Wednesday 10th August, ‘No Man’s Sky’ shoots straight to No1.

It becomes Sony’s 2nd biggest ever PS4 launch (behind Uncharted 4) and Sony’s biggest launch for a new IP on PS4. In terms of new IP across all publishers and Sony formats it sits 5th behind Destiny (PS4), Watch Dogs (PS4), The Getaway (PS2) and The Last of Us (PS3). Last week’s No1 ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ (-22%) drops to No2 while the rest of the Top 10 shuffles amongst itself. ‘Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 Olympic Games’ (+12%) climbs 8 places to No15, its highest ever chart position, as the Olympic Games itself gets underway.

Keep in mind that the PC release of the game is not included in the data above, so the PS4 version of the game did the deed all by itself. You can check out the full ranking below.


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