Despite having been years in the making, The Last Guardian has seemingly struggled to translate critical success and over a decade of anticipation into massive sales numbers, having debuted at number 7 in the UK’s sales charts.
As provided by UKIE and compiled by GfK Chart Tracker, the chart takes into account sales leading up to the week ending December 10, with other new entry Dead Rising 4 having charted two places above the former title at number 5. It’s important to note, however, that the top four titles in the charts are all multi-platform releases, so sales of both console exclusives were always bound to be lower than the likes of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which has reclaimed the no.1 spot after having spent last week at number 3.
As for the performance of other big name titles, EA’s always popular sports title FIFA 17 has dropped one spot to number 2, with Battlefield 1 climbing one place to number 3. Another title having suffered a protracted development cycle, Final Fantasy XV drops two places to number 4, unable to beat the appeal of 2016’s onslaught of shooters. Nintendo and Game Freak’s Pokemon Sun and Moon have maintained their popularity, too, having held the number 8 and 9 spots respectively.
Without concrete sales numbers, it’s unclear as to how many units exactly The Last Guardian has shifted on PlayStation 4, although we imagine its chart debut will be mildly disappointing for Sony and genDESIGN.
What are your thoughts on The Last Guardian‘s commercial performance? Surprised that it charted outside the top 5, or is such a result expected, considering many may have long since given up waiting and lost interest in the whimsical adventure title? Give us your opinion in the comments below.