While we wait for the combined physical and digital chart for the UK, which was meant to arrive at the start of this month but seems to have been held up, let’s take a look at the combined EMEAA chart.
In case you are wondering, EMEAA stands for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia, although this chart also includes many other countries.
|1||1||New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe|
|7||2||Grand Theft Auto V|
|NE||4||Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown|
|298||5||Just Cause 3|
|4||6||Red Dead Redemption 2|
|5||7||Call of Duty: Black Ops 4|
|24||8||Mortal Kombat XL|
|6||9||Rainbow Six: Siege|
|9||10||Need for Speed: Payback|
As you can see the usual suspects are there, GTAV, FIFA, Red Dead and CoD, but it’s the rest of the chart that might raise some eyebrows. Just Cause 3 – that’s 3, not 4 – climbs a ridiculous 293 places, presumably because it’s been discounted to 10p somewhere in the world, and Ace Combat only made No4.
By the way this chart is a week behind the normal chart, hence no Resident Evil 2.
The bottom three games are very interesting, none of those have bothered the UK charts for months but must be making the accountants at Warner Bros, Ubisoft and EA very happy.
Now you might be wondering why I said this chart was a mess. Brace yourself Mary, this is where is gets complicated.
The chart contains digital sales data from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE.
However, it only includes digital sales data in those countries from these publishers: Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.
Finally, it only contains physical sales data from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
You may have noticed the UK does not contribute physical data to this chart. You may have also noticed that Nintendo don’t provide digital data, and indeed they won’t for the combined UK chart, but that does mean New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe has topped the combined charts of all those countries on physical sales alone. It seems that everyone loves Mario, apart from me.