Rage 2 is number one with a bullet in the UK Charts


Andrew W.K. stoked I’m sure

Bethesda’s over-the-top shooter sequel Rage 2 has slammed straight into the number one slot of the UK Charts, usurping Sony Bend’s adventure title Days Gone, which has held for the past three weeks.

The punk-rock Avalanche release wasn’t the only game to make a decent debut, as Focus Home Interactive’s brilliant rodent-fest A Plague Tale: Innocence also managed to squeak its way into the Top Ten, debuting at number nine. Warner Bros. Mortal Kombat 11 dropped a couple of places to number four, and it seems that it has missed its opportunity to hit the top spot, (though digital sales for the gory fighter have fared much better.)

Elsewhere in the charts, Sold Out’s Sniper Elite V2 Remastered landed at number 13, while comic-book/superhero games continue to ride high on a wave created by the success of Avengers: Endgame. Speaking of movies, Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu also leapt back into the Top 20, no doubt thanks to the cinema release of Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: May 18, 2019(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. Rage 2 – Bethesda2. Days Gone – Sony Interactive Entertainment3. FIFA 19 – Electronic Arts4. Mortal Kombat 11 – Warner Bros.5. Red Dead Redemption 2 – Take 26. Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo7. Grand Theft Auto – Take 28. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – Ubisoft9. A Plague Tale: Innocence – Focus Home Interactive10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – NintendoU.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]