The highly anticipated 2019 reimagining of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has romped to top the UK retail charts this past week, deposing FIFA 20 and leading a top five that featured four new entries to the charts.
That Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped the UK charts last week is no surprise, but the year on year difference compared to last year’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is larger than you might expect. There’s been a 39% jump up in retail sales compared to last year, though GamesIndustry.biz report that the game narrows when factoring in digital sales. It could be that Modern Warfare’s single player campaign has drawn in a slightly different audience keen to have the possibility of reselling the game?
Behind Modern Warfare FIFA 20 slipped down to second in the charts, while the (by practically all accounts) abysmal WWE 2K20 somehow managed to reach third, though did so with 31% fewer sales than last year’s game. Obsidian’s sci fi RPG The Outer Worlds could only muster fourth, despite a lot of praise from critics and fans. Published by Private Division, Take Two’s independent developer label, the game was pitted against Modern Warfare, which won’t have helped it, but also launched on day one into Xbox Game Pass after Microsoft acquired Obsidian earlier this year. That led to an unsurprisingly skewed sales split of 78:22 in favour of PlayStation 4 over Xbox One.
Rounding out the top five was MediEvil, the remake of the PlayStation 1 classic. Following in the trails of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro’s PS1 remakes, the game was given a budget £25 price point and seems to have done relatively well at the tills.
Here’s the top 10:
|NE||1||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
|NE||4||The Outer Worlds|
|2||6||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|3||7||Ring Fit Adventure|
|4||8||Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint|
|6||9||Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville|
|7||10||Minecraft (Switch Edition)|