James Orry by on Aug 15, 2016

No Man’s Sky becomes Sony’s 2nd biggest PS4 launch

No Man’s Sky has become Sony’s second biggest PS4 launch – only bettered by Uncharted 4 – and the platform holder’s biggest launch for a new IP on PS4, reports ChartTrack.

Hello Games’ ambitious space exploration game ranks fifth in terms of new IP across all publishers and Sony formats behind Destiny (PS4), Watch Dogs (PS4), The Getaway (PS2) and The Last of Us (PS3).

Hello Games founder Sean Murray described the game’s PC launch as “insane”, with SteamSpy estimating sales have already reached half a million.

GTA 5 is kicked down a space into second, with the rest of the chart treading water. That is besides Mario & Sonic: Rio 2016 Olympic Games which climbs eight places to 15th.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week Ending 13 August 2016

1. NO MAN’S SKY

2. GRAND THEFT AUTO V

3. OVERWATCH

4. LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

5. UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

6. ROCKET LEAGUE

7. FIFA 16

8. DOOM

9. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III

10. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION

11. TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION

12. LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS

13. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD

14. FALLOUT 4

15. MARIO & SONIC: RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

16. TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE

17. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT

18. EA SPORTS UFC 2

19. POKEMON OMEGA RUBY

20. MINECRAFT: STORY MODE

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No Man’s Sky

on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

An ambitious space exploration game from Joe Danger creators Hello Games.

Release Date:

12 August 2016