By Cam Shea, editor in chief, IGN Australia
Marvel’s Spider-Man has swung back into the number one spot on the retail sales chart this week off the back of massive Black Friday discounts. Not only was the game available on its own for half its regular retail price, but several retailers were bundling it with PlayStation 4 Pro units; an attractive upgrade for gamers that don’t want to be left behind by aging console hardware. God of War also saw significant price cuts, explaining its appearance further down the chart.
After a soft start, Battlefield V has landed at #2 this week, demonstrating the series still has plenty of clout with shooter fans. It may, however, be one of the most undercooked entries in the storied series at launch, with IGN’s review saying that it was released “well before it was ready.”
Rockstar’s landmark open-world Western, Red Dead Redemption II, is still selling well, alongside other heavyweights FIFA and Call of Duty. Last week’s number one game Spyro Reignited Trilogy has slipped down the chart, as has Fallout 76 and Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu. NBA 2K19 rounds out the top ten.