UK Charts 02/05/20 – FIFA 20 tops the charts as weekly game sales rise 16%

FIFA 20 has topped the UK retail charts once more, nudging Animal Crossing: New Horizons back down into second place in their back and forth battle for the top spot.

People are clearly still wanting to get their footballing fix, and it’s perhaps because of the lack of real football that it’s topping the charts once again. It’s mainly on top because its 7% drop in sales was smaller than the 32% drop that Animal Crossing had, but both were still good enough to hold off a chart that largely saw week-on-week game sale increases, as the overall market rose 16% to 234,000 games sold.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare jumped up 36% into third, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe a massive 98% into fourth, and GTAV a 52% jump to fifth. The next time we see a game that dropped in sales is with 15th place Ring Fit Adventure, which is heavily reliant on how it goes in and out of stock.

The one new entry was the slow and steady driving simulator SnowRunner, which debuted in 12th place. A sequel to 2017’s MudRunner, that game’s success was built off the popularity it enjoyed during Steam Early Access and will have a larger following on PC and in digital sales as a consequence.

Here’s the top 10:

LW TW Title
2 1 FIFA 20
1 2 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
7 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
5 5 Grand Theft Auto 5
6 6 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
9 7 Luigi’s Mansion 3
8 8 Final Fantasy 7: Remake
10 9 Red Dead Redemption 2
11 10 Forza Horizon 4

Source: GfK via GamesIndustry.biz

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