Blood & Truth First Virtual Reality Title to Claim No 1 in UK Physical Games Sales Charts
For the first time, a virtual reality game has topped the UK physical games sales charts. The GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the hit VR game Blood & Truth hit number one for the week that ended June 1.
The game edged out popular hits such as FIFA 19, Team Sonic Racing and Days Gone among others to emerge top. These rankings are for physical sales only and do not take into account the games that have been downloaded on platforms such as the PlayStation Store.
Blood and Truth is a big budget PSVR exclusive game which was released a week ago. The game was developed by the Sony studio in London by the same team of developers that is behind the London Heist experience. The London Heist had been a flagship Sony demo for its virtual reality system in the early days when it was still under development and was known as ‘Project Morpheus’.
Blood & Truth is a force to be reckoned with in PSVR. Built from a brief London Heist demo, the game offers a fully-fledged narrative with some of the best performances yet, in virtual reality. It offers an intense action with bombastic and pulse-pounding displays on the same level as some of the top summer blockbusters.
If you like high-octane action shooting the bad guys and watching things blow up, you will certainly love Blood & Truth.
Sony is seeing an impressive uptake of its PSVR headsets. In March, Sony announced that it had shipped some 4.2 million of the headsets to users around the world, making this the most popular six degrees of freedom (6DoF) virtual reality platform so far. The impressive Blood & Truth sales numbers in the UK are an indication that Sony is gradually taking virtual reality to the mainstream gaming scene.
The full top 10 in the UK physical sales charts are as follows:-
- Blood & Truth
- FIFA 19
- Team Sonic Racing
- Days Gone
- Rooty Dooty Redempty Tooty
- Cricket ‘19
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Forza Horizon 4
- Mortal Kombat 11