GFK has published its weekly software charts for physical sales of games in the UK over the last seven days and the newly-released Firewall Zero Hour seems to have performed pretty well.
The multiplayer shooter, which is exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset, debuted just outside of the top 10 in the 11th spot. Given that the rest of the list is filled with games releasing on platforms with well over 10 times the three million units PSVR has sold, that’s pretty impressive to us. For context, it’s only two positions behind another big release this week, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, which came in ninth.
Firewall was included in part of a £199.99 bundle in the UK that also came with the headset and a copy of PlayStation VR Worlds (which came in at 13th), which very likely helped the game climb the charts. There’s also enough bundle that packs in the rifle-shaped PlayStation Aim controller, which offers the best way to play the game.
We’re not surprised to see Firewall doing well; the First Contact Entertainment-developed shooter has been long-anticipated by the PSVR community, and we think it’s absolutely brilliant. In our review we said that the game “defies the odds by delivering a multiplayer-focused VR shooter that actually lives up to its potential. If you don’t have a PS Aim controller yet, then you should buy one for this game even though it technically supports DualShock 4 as well. If you don’t have a PSVR headset yet, then you should buy one for this game.”
Now the only question is what kind of lasting power will the game have in the charts?