God of War Ragnarok Records Second Biggest UK Physical Launch of 2022

God of War Ragnarok recorded the second biggest game launch of the year in the UK for physical copies last week, topped only by FIFA 23. Beating competition from Elden Ring and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, we already knew the sequel sold more units in its first day of availability than any other entry in the series it ran in its first week.

Already the third best-selling God of War game of all time in the UK, sales have increased by 51% compared to God of War (2018). The game’s launch also boosted PS5 console purchases, to the point where last week was the biggest seven-day period of system sales for 2022. 12% of all God of War Ragnarok sales in the region came from the official PS5 bundle, while the bundle itself accounted for 60% of console purchases.

Of course, with much of the industry focused on digital sales these days, the story could be different if factored into GfK’s sales data. Modern Warfare 2 will have leaned heavily towards digital, especially since you could play the campaign a week earlier with a PS Shop Pre-order. As such, God of War Ragnarok may not take second place in the UK once every purchase is counted.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Sonic Frontiers debuts in fourth place, the best-selling game on PS5 (40% of all purchases). It sold five percent more copies than 2017’s Sonic Forces title. Horizon Forbidden West sees a 141% sales increase to land at number seven, while Tactics Ogre: Reborn begins life at number 24.

Here is the latest top 10 in full.

UK Sales Charts: Week Ending November 12, 2022

  1. God of War Ragnarok
  2. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  3. FIFA 23
  4. sound borders
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  6. Nintendo Switch Sports
  7. Forbidden Horizon West
  8. Splaton 3
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  10. Minecraft (switch)