Shadow of the Tomb Raider Fails to Take Top Spot

Our resident FPS and Adventure player has spent the last week playing Tomb Raider (review to come soon) and so far he’s loving it.  However, it doesn’t seem like everyone is – not because it’s a bad game, just because they haven’t bought it.

Physical sales are down by 70% when compared to the first game in the trilogy and only slightly up compared to its predecessor. It’s important to note that this is only physical copies, it doesn’t count digital sales of the game which will have certainly increased, by how much though is anyone’s guess – they most likely didn’t account for the downfall anyway.

Another slight blow is that it didn’t manage to knock Spider-Man off the top spot either, which in a ways is understandable since Spider-Man has been met with huge success; but considering Spider-Man is a PS4 exclusive and Tomb Raider is also available on the Xbox One, you would have expected Tomb Raider to take the top spot.

As well as Tomb Raider, we’ve also seen NBA 2K19 make an appearance in the sales chart like it does every year. The full sales chart can be found below:

  • Spider-Man
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • NBA 2K19
  • Crash Trilogy
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • GTA5
  • F1 2018
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Lego The Incredibles
  • Super Mario Odyssey

On a side note, it always amazes me how GTAV is always in the sales chart – are there really that many people that still haven’t bought the game? Or do people play it so much they burn out the disc? Regardless, with 100 million copies sold it’s by far the best selling game for this generation of consoles and it’s highly unlikely that anyone is going to take that crown away from it.

Just a thought though, if people stopped buying it and playing online, they might release GTA6. Just saying.

Ricky spent most of his childhood playing games, mainly FPS and RPG games and this has continued into his adult life. You’ll regularly see him on Overwatch until he rages, then he'll move on to FIFA until he rages again - then he gives up on multiplayer games and chills out with a single player adventure.

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