Mike Harradence by on Sep 17, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s retail sales suffer 70% drop on 2013’s reboot

Shadow of the Tomb Raider has entered the UK Charts at number two, although physical sales of Lara Croft's trinket-pinching sequel are down 70% over the Tomb Raider reboot released back in 2013.

It's worth noting that that sequel probably sold a lot more digital copies than the original Tomb Raider, simply because the popularity of physical sales has waned in the past five years.

However, despite Shadow of the Tomb Raider launching on multiple formats, it only just managed to beat 2015's Rise of the Tomb Raider, which launched initially on Xbox One only. Ouch. 

What does all this mean? Well, Spider-Man's still the UK number one, obviously, and it's selling like hot cakes. If you want some context, God of War is one of the biggest releases of the year, and yet its lifetime sales have nearly been surpassed by Marvel's web-slinging hero – and it's only been out two weeks.

Check out the full Top Ten below. 

1. Spider-Man

2. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

3. NBA 2K19

4. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

6. Grand Theft Auto 5

7. F1 2018

8. The Elder Scrolls Online

9. LEGO The Incredibles

10. Super Mario Odyssey 


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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release Date:

14 September 2018