Black Friday has turned into an annual game selling bonanza, and this year was no different, with 1.66 million boxed games sold and £53 million in revenue. It helped push FIFA 19 back up to the top spot from fifth, Black Ops 4 up to second from seventh, as Forza Horizon 4 and Spider-Man broke back into the top ten, with fifth and sixth respectively.
However, while the sales figures are huge and some of the sales mightily tempting, Black Friday unit sales actually dropped 6.7% (though revenue only dipped 4.6%). It saw recent releases like Pokémon Let’s Go and Spyro Reignited Trilogy tumble, while the negativity to Fallout 76’s release saw the game being heavily discounted to retain seventh on the charts.
In terms of hardware sales, Sony chose not to push their advantage as hard as in recent years, with the base PS4 only discounted to £220. Despite that, it still sold marginally more than the more heavily discounted Xbox One, while the Nintendo Switch was only a small margin behind.
In amongst this chaos, Battlefield V only managed to chart in fourth place, with sales down 63% on Battlefield 1. While the game has consistently been mired in controversy and pushback from certain parts of the internet, it’s likely a consequence of EA’s typically messy launch windows (spread across EA Access trials, Early Access and an eventual release), the month-long delay to the game’s release, and ending up releasing just as people are looking for bargains and not full price games.
Here’s the top ten:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|7||2||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4|
|2||3||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|11||5||Forza Horizon 4|
|4||8||Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu|
|1||9||Spyro Reignited Trilogy|
|9||10||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|