Bungie’s Destiny 2 has taken over the no.1 spot in the UK charts, trouncing every other game in one fell swoop. Destiny 2 was released on September 6, almost three years after the original game, and has succeeded in dethroning Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, which moves down to second place.
Activision Blizzard and Bungie’s online-only shooter launched on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the consoles seeing 58% and 42% of sales, respectively. This is in comparison to the original, which saw sales split almost evenly at 51% on PS3 and 49% on Xbox 360. Interestingly, Destiny 2’s overall launch sales are 60% below the original, but it’s important to note that only physical copies sold are counted in the UK charts.
Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 moves up from tenth to third, which is probably due to retailers selling cheap bundles of the Xbox One S console as they make space for the release of the Xbox One X in November. Bethesda has also seen a sales boost for its games with Fallout 4 re-entering the top ten at number five, as do Dishonored 2 and Doom, which come in at eight and nine respectively.
The full top ten for the week ending September 9 looks like this:
- Destiny 2
- Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
- Forza Horizon 3
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Fallout 4
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- F1 2017
- Dishonored 2
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle