Dead Space and Forspoken Debut on the UK Retail Charts - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2023 / 3,233 Views
The remake of Dead Space has debuted in first place on the UK retail charts, according to GfK Chart-Track for the week ending January 28, 2023.
The game sold less than half of what The Callisto Protocol sold in its first week in December. However, The Callisto Protocol price was lower with an average price of £47 compared to £63 for Dead Space. The Callisto Protocol was also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
80 percent of Dead Space retail sales were on the PlayStation 5, while 20 percent was on the Xbox Series X|S.
Forspoken was the other new release in the top 10. It debuted in fourth place exclusively for the PlayStation 5.
Fire Emblem Engage after debuting in first fell to seventh place in its second week with sales down 76 percent.
The Last of Us: Part I is up five spots as sales climbed 32 percent. The Last of Us Remastered is up to 31st place with sales up 27 percent. This is driven by the success of The Last of Us HBO TV series.
Hi-Fi Rush was a digital only release and is also available on Xbox Game Pass. More information on the digital sales of the game will be available later.
Here are the top 10 best-selling titles for the week:
- Dead Space - NEW
- FIFA 23
- God of War: Ragnarök
- Forspoken - NEW
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
- Fire Emblem Engage
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Pokémon Violet
- Minecraft (NS)
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 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.
80% PS5, nice^^
I actually thought reports of Xbox gamers not buying games was exaggerated. Then I spoke to my brother in law and he confirmed that he doesn't buy games anymore. He only plays GamePass. The reasons this is happening is because a lot of gamers feel like the GamePass sub is all the should have to come out of their pockets for.
To mitigate this we will absolutely see an increase in the subscription price. My biggest fear is that, like the music industry, subscription services will drain the money out of game creation and concentrate it to the sub platform holders.
Uff, less than half the sales of The Callisto Protocol. Should have much better legs though with the great reviews it has gotten. The same can't be said for Forspoken tho.