UK Charts 30/09/17 – FIFA 18 Scores The Top Spot

After a few weeks at the top, Destiny 2 has been deposed by a familiar face at the top of the UK charts as FIFA 18 released and swept into first place. Sony will be overjoyed at their own performance, grabbing 60% of the game’s sales for their platform, which rose form 53% last year, and coincides with console bundles and FIFA  Legends no longer being platform exclusive.

Xbox One grabbed 37%, meaning that Switch, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 sales combined for just 3% at the tills. However, we’re still bereft of the grander context of digital sales being included in these figures, meaning we don’t have the full picture. Switch could have performed stronger once digital sales are taken into account, and you’d have to expect that most if not all of the 25% decrease in FIFA sales compared to last year are made up for once digital sales are added. The game also released on a Friday, instead of the more traditional Tuesday.

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Behind FIFA, Destiny 2 dropped to second while  Forza Horizon 3 shot up to third. Last week’s biggest new game, Project Cars 2, dropped from second to seventh. A surprise appearance is Halo 5: Guardians in 11th, which was tied into bundles with FIFA last week.

LW TW Title Publisher
1 FIFA 18 EA SPORTS
1 2 DESTINY 2 ACTIVISION
9 3 FORZA HORIZON 3 MICROSOFT
3 4 NBA 2K18 2K
6 5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR
7 6 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY ACTIVISION
2 7 PROJECT CARS 2 BANDAI NAMCO
8 8 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10 9 LEGO WORLDS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 10 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE NINTENDO
11 HALO 5: GUARDIANS MICROSOFT
4 12 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 KONAMI
16 13 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE UBISOFT
5 14 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX NINTENDO
15 15 F1 2017 CODEMASTERS
16 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION BLIZZARD
19 17 ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD NINTENDO
26 18 RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION UBISOFT
20 19 FALLOUT 4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
13 20 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD CAPCOM

Source: GfK Chart-Track via UKIE, GamesIndustry.biz

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3 Comments

  1. Suprised by FH3 shooting up into third place. I keep forgetting Forza 7 hasn’t officially released yet, intrigued to see how it will perform.

    • Have seen some ridiculously good Xbox One S bundles on sale this week, most of which have included a copy of Horizon3. Probably explains the chart jump :)

  2. Considering how many copies of FIFA 18 have been sold and the Switch’s smaller install base, I think EA will be pretty pleased with how FIFA has done on Nintendo’s new console so far. Haven’t picked up a copy yet but I played a few matches at a friend’s house this weekend and I think they’ve done a good job bringing the game over to the handheld.

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