Blood And Truth Is The First Ever VR Game To Reach Number 1 On The UK Charts

A landmark for VR gaming.
Blood and Truth tops the UK Charts during its debut week, becoming the first ever VR title to do so.
Blood and Truth tops the UK Charts during its debut week, becoming the first ever VR title to do so. Sony Interactive London

In a somewhat historic moment for VR titles everywhere, the PlayStation VR exclusive Blood & Truth claims the number one spot at the UK Charts for physical copies for the week ending June 1.

The big-budget PSVR title managed to snag the spot following its release last Tuesday, on May 28. This, of course, is excluding all digital sales, which is even more impressive considering that it was up against the long-standing FIFA 19, which debuted the all-English Champions League finals event, boosting its overall sales. Blood & Truth managed to beat FIFA 19 by just a margin of only 400 copies.

Blood & Truth is the first ever virtual reality title to reach the top spot on the UK Charts, a feat which definitely signals a change in the air for VR games, regardless of platform. More importantly, however, is the fact that Blood & Truth is the second hit now for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s London Studio, following PlayStation VR Worlds, which is packed as a free title with the PlayStation VR Kit. The title thus far is the best-selling VR game in the UK.

In other places on the chart, last week’s top title, Team Sonic Racing, dropped 46 percent in sales and dashes down to number three. It’s still a good performance overall, seeing as the Sega title continues to outpace its critically acclaimed predecessor, despite the somewhat mixed reception for Team Sonic Racing.

The only newcomer this week, Cricket 19: Official Game of the Ashes, made its debut in the number six spot. Days Gone, which held the top spot for three consecutive weeks following its release, slid down two spots for a number four finish. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey showed a big leap, from number 27 to number 14, which may be attributed to the impending release of the second episode for its Fate of Atlantis DLC, titled Torment of Hades. Another Ubisoft title, Watch Dogs 2, comes back to the charts once again to claim the number 22 spot.

Overall, it was a tight race to the finish, as there’s only about 6,000 copies in terms of gap for the number one and number 40 spot.


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