Rage 2 Tops Out at Number One in the UK’s Charts, Defeating Days Gone
Rage 2 claims the top position in the UK charts but doesn't quite meet expectations to matching the original in sales
Last week we witnessed Sony Bend Studio’s latest release Days Gone, riding the waves on the gaming charts in the UK for the third week running with Mortal Kombat 11 lagging behind at the number two spot. This week, however, we see a turn of events as Bethesda’s Rage 2 shoots past both titles to take the much sought after pole position.
When Rage first launched on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 in October 2011 it did pretty well for itself but Rage 2 has failed to match the first game’s relative sales performance at retail. It’s only managed a quarter of what the original achieved in its launch week. Times have changed since then though and digital has grown vastly from eight years ago, plus as Bethesda don’t share digital sales information, there’s currently no way to know how it has performed on consoles like the PlayStation Store.
Rage 2 sold best on PS4, accounting for 57% of sales, followed by Xbox One on 38%. PC accounted for 5%, although the majority of PC sales will have come via Steam.
Fresh on the rat race is Asobo Studio’s and Focus Home Interactive’s latest title A Plague Tale: Innocence which comes in at Number nine, closely followed by Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 at the number eight spot.
Here is the full run-down of the UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 18th May 2019:
- RAGE 2
- Days Gone
- FIFA 19
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Grand Theft Auto V
- The Division 2
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
It seems as though Bethesda didn’t quite get to grips with stirring up the same level of enthusiasm this time around that the studio usually delights in. In our review of the title, staff writer Michael thought that “Despite Rage 2’s exemplary shooting gameplay and boisterous introduction, it is downtrodden by its uninspired mission design” and “…for everything Rage 2 does right, there’s another thing hindering it from being great”. You can read our full review right here.
Rage 2 is available to order now for PC, Xbox, and PS4. If you would like to pick yourself up a copy, you can head on over to Amazon.
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