A VR game just hit the top spot in the UK physical game sales charts for the first time. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, Blood & Truth was at number 1 for the week ending June 1st.
The game beat out FIFA 19, Team Sonic Racing, and Days Gone. It’s important to note however that these charts are for physical sales only. It does not include games downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
Blood & Truth is a big budget PlayStation VR exclusive released last week. It was developed by Sony’s own London studio, the same team behind the London Heist experience, which was the flagship demo for Sony’s VR system all the way back when it was still under development as ‘Project Morpheus’.
We gave Blood & Truth an 8.5/10 in our review, concluding:
Despite the sometimes frustrating movement system and occasional pacing issues, Blood & Truth is a tour de force for PSVR. Sony’s London Studio should be proud of what they’ve accomplished here by turning the brief London Heist demo from PlayStation VR Worlds into a fully-fledged narrative that features some of the best performances we’ve seen in VR yet. The action is pulse-pounding and so bombastic it rivals even the biggest summer blockbusters. This one is easily recommended to any PSVR owner that likes to shoot bad guys and watch stuff blow up.
In March, Sony announced that it had now sold 4.2 million PlayStation VR headsets worldwide. This makes it the most popular 6DoF VR platform by far. Sales milestones like Blood & Truth show that Sony is slowly bringing VR into the mainstream gaming scene.