For Honor, a strategic hack n’ slash fighting game that pits knights, vikings, and samurai against each other in a no-holds barred mosh pit of carnage, has won gamers over with its unique premise, setting, and combat mechanics. Ubisoft has been busy marketing the game for all it is worth, and this shows in the UK charts.
Last week, For Honor launched alongside Sniper Elite 4, the latest in the tactical FPS Sniper Elite franchise. Despite being part of an existing IP, Sniper Elite 4 just could not measure up to For Honor. For Honor has since supplanted the previous number one game, Grand Theft Auto V (now in third), but Sniper Elite 4 still managed to place a respectable second in the charts. Furthermore, Resident Evil 7 biohazard has dropped down to sixth place, which is a shame given how it used to be the highest selling game on the UK charts.
Meanwhile, some other games have managed to crawl up the ranks. For example, Battlefield 1 has moved up from sixth place to fifth and Forza Horizon 3 managed to increase from twelfth place to ninth. A few games, such as FIFA 17 and Watch Dogs 2, have retained their sales numbers and have not changed locations. Sadly, Nioh, the samurai-themed Souls-like game, was not so fortunate. Despite being released last week, the game only managed to place second, outselling Resident Evil 7 biohazard but not Grand Theft Auto V. Nioh has since dropped down to twelfth place. As of right now the top ten highest selling games are as follows:
- For Honor
- Sniper Elite 4
- Grand Theft Auto V
- FIFA 17
- Battlefield 1
- Resident Evil 7 biohazard
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Rocket League
- Forza Horizon 3
- Watch Dogs 2
While Halo Wars 2 is one of the few big name games releasing this week, we do not know if the game can overcome the popularity of For Honor or, alternatively, if For Honor will retain any staying power.