Shadow of the Colossus PS4 launch week sales more than 70% higher than PS2 original

By James Billcliffe
12 February 2018 13:04 GMT

Launch week sales of the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus were 73% higher than the PS2 original, according to retail analysts GFK Chart-Track.

Shadow of the Colossus debuted in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim, and this from-the-ground-up remake by Bluepoint Games has repeated the feat, topping the UK retail charts for this week.

After shipping more than six million units worldwide, Monster Hunter World was knocked into third, with EA UFC 3 taking the second spot. Call of Duty WW2 fell out of the top five for the first time since its release, charting sixth.

The Evil Within 2 is a surprising edition to round out the top ten. Its success this week was down to price promotions in supermarkets, where it could be found for as low as £11.

Shadow of the Colossus is full of secrets, including hidden modes – there’s even a super cool The Last Guardian easter egg to find – so it seems like there’s plenty to entice both new players and veterans who caught it the first time around.

The full UK top 20 is below:

  1. Shadow of the Colossus
  2. EA Sports UFC 3
  3. Monster Hunter World
  4. FIFA 18
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. Call of duty WW2
  7. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  8. Super Mario Odyssey
  9. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  10. The Evil Within 2
  11. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
  12. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
  13. Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition
  14. Fallout 4
  15. Forza Horizon 3
  16. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  17. Rocket League Collector’s Edition
  18. WWE 2K18
  19. Dragonball FighterZ
  20. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

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