Rage 2 has topped the UK charts, however with considerably fewer gross sales than the 2011 unique.
It’s not an enormous shock – the primary Rage sport failed to search out a lot of an viewers, and this very-belated sequel by no means appeared to drum up the identical stage of pleasure different video games from writer Bethesda often get pleasure from.
In its opening week, Rage 2 offered only a quarter of Rage 1’s bodily launch gross sales. (Rage launched right here within the UK on a Friday. Rage 2 launched on a Tuesday, so had longer on sale, too.)
Meanwhile, on Steam, Rage 2 launched with a peak of 13,591 gamers, based on Steam Charts, nevertheless it’s been downhill since then, with 2518 taking part in on the time of this text’s publication.
Up to 50 per cent of UK console gross sales at the moment are accounted for by digital, per analysis by Video gamesIndustry.biz – so, making use of this generously to Rage 2, gross sales are solely down on Rage 1 by half.
Rage 2 has garnered a combined response critically, too. In Eurogamer’s Rage 2 evaluation, Vikki Blake wrote that “a lot of this promising collaboration between id and Avalanche is unremarkable – nevertheless it’s salvaged by bloody, sensible fight”.
It was a really quiet week for sport gross sales basically – which is usually how Rage 2 bought to the highest. On the upside, that meant new entry A Plague Tale: Innocence was additionally in a position to break into the highest 10 as effectively.
Here’s the rundown:
- Rage 2
- Days Gone
- FIFA 19
- Mortal Kombat 11
- Hooty Tooty Rooty Shooty 2
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- The Division 2
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe