Every fan of the series knew it was going to be popular game. Even if the hype surrounding Dark Souls 3 hasn’t been as big as games such as The Division or Quantum Break. These two were pegged as the ‘Big Hitters’, having both hogged the limelight for the last few months. With both of these games amassing a large fan base, in part due to the anticipation caused by the large add campaigns, everywhere you looked lately it has been ‘Division this’ and ‘Quantum Break that’, they were always going to be top spot games.
Dark Souls however has came out fighting. Officially released on Tuesday April 12th, 4 days later when the weekly charts had been compiled it had already shot to the top spot. That’s quite a feat considering its main competition at the moment. The game is a total polar opposite of the aforementioned games, with no guns or time bending to be seen anywhere. A lot of the games that take the coveted top spot are shooter based games- Call of Duty for example.
If you haven’t played, or indeed seen footage of Dark Souls, it is set in a medieval type land, where monsters openly prowl. And by god are some of these things big! Think of an old fashioned brawler game where you can step into a beautifully crafted, yet extremely dark time, and just go wild. Games like these are always a great way to relieve some anger at the end of the day. This is the Golden Axe for a new generation.
Will Dark Souls 3 be able to hold on to its top spot 2 weeks running? Find out here next week when we post the weekly chart rundown.
Source: GfK Chart-Track