The resurgence of Sony’s acclaimed action adventure game God of War Ragnarok has seen it rocket back to the top of the UK boxed charts, with a 32% increase in sales week-on-week. With increased availability of PS5 stock at UK retail, the title returns to No.1 for the first time since its release in 2021.
The renewed success of God of War Ragnarok also coincides with its appearance in a PS5 hardware bundle. This continues the trend of major triple-A titles forming part of retail packages, as shown with Sony’s own Bloodborne last year.
Meanwhile, FIFA 23 is pushed down to No.2 (sales down 18% week-on-week) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 slips to No.3 (down 14%). Pokémon Violet rises a place to No.4 despite a 12% sales dip, while Mario Kart 8: Deluxe falls to No.5 due to a 32% sales drop. These figures show that despite being out for several years, these games still have strong demand from gamers, demonstrating their enduring relevance in the gaming market.
Overall, it’s clear that Sony continues to dominate the charts with their triple-A titles, and God of War Ragnarok has again proven its popularity amongst gamers in the UK. With more stock arriving for PS5 consoles in the coming weeks, we can expect to see similar success from these games going forward.