As is usual for this time of year, there hasn’t been a huge amount going on in terms of big retail game releases, meaning that it’s down to the dependable franchise heavyweights to rule the roost. After Call of Duty: Modern Warfare topped the charts for the last couple of weeks, FIFA 20 has shot back to the top thanks to a 32% jump in boxed sales. It was still pretty close, with around 1,000 units between them.
It was less good news for Zombie Army 4: Dead War, which debuted in eighth sold 43% fewer copies than 2015’s Zombie Army Trilogy, though this chart doesn’t factor in digital sales, which have jumped up an awful lot over the last five years.
Fresh stock flowing into the UK from Nintendo has helped see them feature quite heavily in the top ten. Ring Fit Adventure, which can only be bought physically, has jumped all the way up to fourth, overtaking Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in the process. Minecraft also continued to feature in the top 10, thanks in part to Switch sales, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 is still haunting 9th place.
Here’s the top ten:
|1||2||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare|
|4||3||Grand Theft Auto V|
|7||4||Ring Fit Adventure|
|3||5||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|5||6||Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order|
|NE||8||Zombie Army 4: Dead War|
|8||9||Luigi’s Mansion 3|
Of course, all of this is purely physical copies with data provided by GfK, as Games Industry have stepped away from featuring the confusingly incomplete GSD charts that rolled in some, but not all digital sales. While still flawed, that did give us an interesting look that was closer to the true picture of game sales in the UK. Hopefully it can be revived some time soon.
Source: GfK via GamesIndustry.biz