EA Motive’s Dead Space remake dominates the UK physical sales charts while also holding a solid position on Steam.
The recently released Dead Space remake has taken the top spot in the UK physical sales chart. It has overtaken several notable competitors. The game has been a hit with critics and gamers alike – we wrote about it here. The game has also reached the top of Steam’s sales charts, which is unsurprising.
Dead Space has long been one of the most popular franchises when it comes to horror games, ever since Isaac Clarke’s nightmarish shift aboard the necromorph-infested Ishimura in 2008’s Dead Space.
The new remake of Dead Space has taken the top spot in the UK physical sales charts. The PlayStation 5 version accounted for 80% of sales. The difference in sales between PlayStation and Xbox is due to purchasing habits. Xbox gamers use digital downloads more often. In the UK physical sales chart, Dead Space is followed by FIFA 23, God of War: Ragnarok, Forspoken and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Despite the success of Dead Space, it is interesting that the remake failed to beat the first week’s physical sales of The Callisto Protocol. The latter partly owed its success to the intellectual affinity between the two games. However, it is worth noting that The Callisto Protocol was available on multiple platforms. It also sold at a lower price and was released during the holidays. It is traditionally the strongest time of the year for physical copies.
The Callisto Protocol had a reasonably poor reception, although this started to turn around a bit thanks to updates that brought several improvements, such as bug fixes and New Game Plus.
Once the digital sales charts come out later this week, Dead Space is expected to be in a strong position at or near the top of them. Currently, the only game on Steam that is ahead of Dead Space is the upcoming open-world Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy, which is up for pre-order.
Source: Push Square