Rare’s long-awaited new game, Sea of Thieves, has climbed to the top spot of the UK sales chart. A pretty impressive feat, no matter the hype that surrounded the launch. Two more newcomers, A Way Out and Ni No Kuni 2 follow in second and third place, respectively.
Sea of Thieves has certainly become quite the gaming darling recently. It’s especially interesting, considering that it has relatively little content gameplay-wise. On the other hand, it can be a pleasant adventure for the whole family, especially if you play with a crew of friends. It just goes to show that you don’t necessarily need mountains of content if you do a few things really really well. True, it also helps if you construct a game that’s made for streaming.
Whatever the factors that have contributed to its popularity are, Sea of Thieves has wrestled its way to the top of UK sales charts, according to Chart-Track. This is a huge success for several reasons. For one, last week was pretty busy. Second, I’d imagine that most of the Sea of Thieves sales came digitally, and Chart Tracker only takes physical copies into account. That means that Sea of Thieves managed to sell enough copies to reach the top spot in physical copies alone. And only on PC and Xbox, too, since Sea of Thieves didn’t come out on PlayStation. That’s all-around pretty impressive. Of course, when Far Cry 5 launches, the charts might end up singing a different tune.
As for the rest of the list, we have another newcomer in second place: A Way Out. In third place is Ni No Kuni 2, followed by Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered and FIFA 18 in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Burnout Paradise Remastered is in sixth place, and the eternal GTA V is in seventh. Finally, in the last three places, we have EA Sports UFC 3, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Super Mario Odyssey.