Immortals Fenyx Rising has had an slow start in the UK, where it failed to crack the top ten in the sales charts during its launch week.
Immortals is an action-adventure game that is similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with a Greek mythology-inspired setting. The story follows a soldier named Fenyx, who survives a shipwreck and washes up on the mysterious Golden Isle. Fenyx discovers that Typhon has cast down the Greek gods and transformed them into mortals. It’s up to Fenyx to free the gods and take Typhon down. You can read more about Immortals in our review.
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It seems that the public wasn’t as receptive to Immortals as developer/publisher Ubisoft would have liked. According to Games Press, Immortals debuted in 11th place on the UK sales charts. Fifa 21 was the top-selling game of the week, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Just Dance 2021, Minecraft, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and Marvel’s Avengers. It bears mentioning that Marvel’s Avengers was half price during the Black Friday sales, which likely accounts for its return to the sales charts.
This slow start for Immortals is a bad sign, especially with Cyberpunk 2077 on the horizon. Immortals received a positive critical response and Ubisoft heavily promoted the game before launch, so why hasn’t it taken off? It’s possible that Immortals was ignored due to being a new license. One look at the chart above shows that the general public likes to play it safe with its purchases. It’s also possible that people’s funds are just tapped out, between the new consoles, COVID draining savings, and keeping money aside for Cyberpunk 2077.
It’s a shame that Immortals has had such a slow start in the UK. The game has its faults, but it’s a lot of fun to play. It’s possible that bad timing is responsible for the reaction to Immortals. The game might have had a better shot if it wasn’t facing such stiff competition from other high-profile titles.
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Immortals Fenyx Rising is available now for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.
Source: Games Press
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Scott has been writing for The Gamer since it launched in 2017 and also regularly contributes to Screen Rant. He has previously written gaming articles for websites like Cracked, Dorkly, Topless Robot, and TopTenz. He has been gaming since the days of the ZX Spectrum, when it used to take 40 minutes to load a game from a tape cassette player to a black and white TV set.
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