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The Outer Worlds PS4 Sales Soar In UK Thanks To Xbox Game Pass

Obsidian‘s The Outer Worlds has debuted at no.4 on the UK All Format Chart, shifting a massive 78% of copies on the PlayStation 4. The game came out on Xbox One too, but it’s also part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, which is likely why the PS4 version took the lion’s share of the launch sales.

It’s worth remembering that Microsoft snapped up Obsidian, therefore securing The Outer Worlds a day-and-date release on Xbox Game Pass with its physical counterpart.

The Outer Worlds PS4 Sales Sky Rocket

Obviously this result is good news for Sony, but it remains to be seen how things will pan out for Microsoft in regards to how the game’s performance on Xbox Game Pass will translate to actual sales later on. Here’s the full top ten below.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  2. FIFA 20
  3. WWE 2K20
  4. The Outer Worlds
  5. MediEvil
  6. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  9. Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  10. Minecraft (Switch Edition)

Read our review of The Outer Worlds here.

Here’s the full lowdown on the game:

Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.

As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Obsidian recently revealed that it was hiring for its next major RPG, although considering Microsoft now owns the company, there’s probably no chance of seeing it for a Sony console. A shame too, as Obsidian is responsible for some the best that genre has to offer.