Team Sonic Racing has topped the UK sales chart, making it the first Sonic game to top the chart since 2008 when we saw ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games’ drop into the top spot, so it’s a great achievement considering there have been 10+ Sonic games released since then. On top of this, GamesIndustry.biz has reported that Team Sonic Racing has sold over double of what the seven-year-old Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed managed during its launch week.
What makes this even more impressive is that these sales figures only account for physical copies, and recent findings have shown that up to 50% of all games sold will be digital. Bearing in mind that in 2012 when Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed launched digital sales were minuscule, it’s fair to say that Team Sonic Racing has most likely tripled the sales of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, if not more.
This is a big win, not just for the UK developers Sumo Digital but also for Sega, who are on somewhat of a run now after their most recent Total War entry, ‘Three Kingdoms’, set a new concurrent player record for the series as a whole. The impressive sales were probably helped along by the publicity that Sonic has gained from the upcoming (now delayed) movie which has been getting plenty of headlines, even if for all the wrong reasons – there’s no such thing as bad publicity, I guess.
Elsewhere in the chart, Rage 2 slips down from first to fourth, Forza Horizon 4 makes yet another appearance at 10th, and we bid farewell to New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and A Plague Tale: Innocence.
|1||Team Sonic Racing|
|5||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|6||The Division 2|
|7||Mortal Kombat 11|
|8||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition|
|9||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|10||Forza Horizon 4|