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Astral Chain Debuts at the Top of the UK Charts

Astral Chain Debuts at the Top of the UK Charts - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 September 2019 / 4,402 Views

Astral Chain has debuted at the top on the UK charts, according to GfK/UKIE for the week ending August 31. The game sold 36 percent better than Platinum Game's previous game, Nier Automata.

Wreckfest debuted in second place, which first released as a Steam Early Access title in 2014. The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan debuted in third with sales just 258 units below Wreckfest. It also sold 61 percent fewer copies than Supermassive’s Until Dawn.

Control debuted in fourth place. It sold 59 percent fewer copies than the Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break.


 Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales):

  1. Astral Chain
  2. Wreckfest
  3. The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
  4. Control
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  7. Super Mario Maker 2
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  9. Grand Theft Auto 5
  10. The Division 2

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Zenos (on 02 September 2019)

I didn't expect Astral Chain to sell more than Nier. I'm glad that it's doing well.

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curl-6 (on 02 September 2019)

Wow, did not expect Astral Chain to outsell Control

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AngryLittleAlchemist (on 02 September 2019)

Astral Chain is actually the 4th biggest debut in the U.K. for PlatinumGames. Metal Gear Rising Reveangance, Bayonetta, and Bayonetta 2 (Wii U) ALL did better physically, in that order. It sold 36% better than Nier Automata, but similar to Automata, Switch is on a platform where digital sales matter a lot. So assuming the digital sales are good, this could be a much bigger debut.

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Luke888 (on 03 September 2019)

Just finished Astral Chain, outstanding gameplay and soundtrack, definitely my GOTY so far, now on to Control on PC !

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Ganoncrotch (on 03 September 2019)

I wonder actually.... did Control sales suffer slightly because of the bad PR it got for being another epic games exclusive? I know of 2 people who pirated it on day 1 citing that as the reason for not paying for it.

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Radek (on 02 September 2019)

Horrible sales for Control wtf, and that's despite launching on PS4 as well.

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