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PlayStation VR Makes a Big Impression in UK’s Videogame Chart

It’s now been five days since Sony Interactive Entertainment released its highly anticipated PlayStation VR headset into the world. The head-mounted display (HMD) has received a mixed bag of reviews with most being generally positive towards the device. While sales haven’t yet been released on the headset itself the GfK Chart-Track for UK videogame sales does paint a positive picture in these early days.

Bearing in mind that PlayStation VR launched on Thursday 13th, and the chart track’s listing are for just two days later ending Saturday 15th October, there are six PlayStation VR specific virtual reality (VR) titles in the top 40, with two further multiplatform VR videogames on the list as well.

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Taking the highest spot of any VR title is the compilation, PlayStation VR Worlds at number 7, while Supermassive Games’ on-rail shooter Until Dawn: Rush of Blood also makes it into the top 10 at number 9.

Next up is Guerrilla Cambridge with multiplayer shooter RIGS: Mechanized Combat League at number 12. CCP Games’ EVE: Valkyrie which supports cross-platform play between PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift sits at 20. Driveclub VR by Evolution Studios comes in at 23, with Rebellion’s tank shooter reboot Battlezone sits at 28. Loading Human which launched simultaneously for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, arrived at 36th place, with D3T’s Super Stardust Ultra VR last in the VR list at number 37.

For what is essentially an add-on to PlayStation 4, the fact that so many titles made it into the top 40 in a couple of days – with two in the top 10 – is the first good indicator of how well the headset has sold so far, although individual sales figures weren’t detailed and would prove to be useful.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation VR, reporting back with any further updates