Generally, when it comes to virtual reality (VR) titles featuring on normal videogame charts, the occurrences are few and far between. When it does happen it tends to be thanks to PlayStation VR, with Farpoint doing extremely well back in 2017 with a number two spot in the UK listings. Today, that has now been beaten, with Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) London Studio taking the number one spot on the GfK UK charts with Blood & Truth.
The charts showcase the best selling videogames up to 1st June at UK retail locations, so only physical copies are counted. Only two new titles made it into the top ten, the other being Cricket 19: Offical Game of the Ashes achieving the No.6.
Blood & Truth managed to outperform multiplatform videogames like FIFA 19 (only by 400 copies reports GameIndustry.biz), Team Sonic Racing and Days Gone. Overall it was a tight race for chart supremacy this week, with No.40 and No.1 only separated by a little over 6,000 copies.
While it is surprising the title has done so well given the niche nature of VR in comparison to the other videogame platforms, Blood & Truth has proven itself to be a highly commendable experience, mixing high action gameplay with a tightly interwoven storyline and cinematic cutscenes. VRFocus gave it a full five-star review, saying: “From start to finish Blood & Truth is one hell of a ride, a finely choreographed John Woo movie that’s all about sheer entertainment.”
Hopefully, with achievements such as this, it’ll not only show that VR is financially viable when done correctly but also attract more gamers to the technology as well as developers interested in exploring new markets and creative potential.
Blood & Truth isn’t the only PlayStation VR title to arrive recently, with Squanch Games’ Trover Saves the Universe, Steel Wool Games’ rather scary Five Night’s at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted and Everybody’s Golf VR all now available.
There are going to be plenty more on the way in 2019, with the likes of fairy tale puzzler Luna scheduled for this month, No Man’s Sky: Beyond arriving this summer and of course, Iron Man VR. VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation VR, reporting back with the latest updates.