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‘Shadow of the Colossus’ remastered for PS4 debuts at No1 pushing ‘Monster Hunter: World’ down to No3. The original PS2 title also debuted at No1, back in W7 2006, however launch week sales of the new PS4 version are 73% greater than that of its predecessor. It is the 8th different Sony-format exclusive to reach No1 so far this year.

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SOTC (PS4) < 50k

TLG was estimated at below 29k, and that was higher than SOTC PS2, so SOTC <29k. Then, SOTC PS4 = 1.73*SOTC PS2, or SOTC PS4 < 50k.

TLG Source: https://www.neogaf.com/threads/uk-dead-rising-4-outsold-the-last-guardian-at-launch.1324303/page-2#post-226447849

No 1 on All Format, Individual and Value Charts of UK

Last edited by Noobie - on 12 February 2018

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Wasn't the original debut terrible? Good job nonetheless



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Wasn't the original debut terrible? Good job nonetheless

It was released when people had shifted their minds towards PS3/360 so, it was inevitably swallowed whole. I bought it though, and loved it. I still own it and have no need to buy a shinier, prettier version so I won't get it again.



AlfredoTurkey said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Wasn't the original debut terrible? Good job nonetheless

It was released when people had shifted their minds towards PS3/360 so, it was inevitably swallowed whole. I bought it though, and loved it. I still own it and have no need to buy a shinier, prettier version so I won't get it again.

I think the point was touting it was "73% higher" is meaningless when the sales you're comparing it to weren't impressive to start. It might have done much better in other regions, though. SotC has always been a highly-regarded but niche game.



That's a good first week for Shadow of the Colossus!



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I went to go pick up a copy, but the guy in front of me bought the last copy :(



Medisti said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

It was released when people had shifted their minds towards PS3/360 so, it was inevitably swallowed whole. I bought it though, and loved it. I still own it and have no need to buy a shinier, prettier version so I won't get it again.

I think the point was touting it was "73% higher" is meaningless when the sales you're comparing it to weren't impressive to start. It might have done much better in other regions, though. SotC has always been a highly-regarded but niche game.

If VgChartz is to be believed, SotC only shifted 30k copies lifetime on ps2 in Europe
http://www.vgchartz.com/game/7100/shadow-of-the-colossus/
1.14m total, yet Europe hated it?

73% higher on practically nothing is indeed not impressive. At least it tops the charts.



Great debut for this remaster.. Should do over 2m lifetime WW. Top 4 all ps4. Wow.



SvennoJ said:
Medisti said:

I think the point was touting it was "73% higher" is meaningless when the sales you're comparing it to weren't impressive to start. It might have done much better in other regions, though. SotC has always been a highly-regarded but niche game.

If VgChartz is to be believed, SotC only shifted 30k copies lifetime on ps2 in Europe
http://www.vgchartz.com/game/7100/shadow-of-the-colossus/
1.14m total, yet Europe hated it?

73% higher on practically nothing is indeed not impressive. At least it tops the charts.

Yeah, I highly doubt that it only sold 30k lifetime in Europe. Anyway, I'm sure someone on GAF/Era has the numbers for SotC, so we'll probably know precise figures soon enough.



"8th different Sony-format exclusive to reach No1 so far this year."

But there's only been 6 weeks so far this year... how on earth have 8 different Sony exclusives been #1 in 6 weeks? Besides, didn't Monster Hunter take #1 for 2 of those weeks, and that's not an exclusive...



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702