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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the first UK No.1 of 2020

3. FIFA 20
EA Sports
4. Borderlands 3
2K Games
5. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Luigi's Mansion 3
6. Just Dance 2020
Just Dance 2020
7. Grand Theft Auto V
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on January 4, 2020, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare holds the top of the UK physical charts. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order rose to the second position. FIFA 20 drops to the third place.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the first UK number one for 2020. The game has sold more copies than Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in second, and FIFA 20 in third this week, which swapped places as the new Star Wars game outsold FIFA 20.

While the top ten chart is fairly similar to last week, all games have seen a drop in sales with the first week of the new year. This is to be expected however, and doesn’t differ much from previous years.

The biggest change in the chart is the rise of Borderlands 3. The game currently sits in fourth thanks to some promotional pricing in post-Christmas sales from 2K that put it at £20. The game has also seen some new DLC launch recently, providing a boost in interest for new and current players, as well as a reason to finally jump into the game for those who haven’t tried it before.

The only new release in the retail chart is Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch, which debuted at 14th place in the chart. This might not seem like a great start for the new game, but the previous game in the series, Devilish Brain Training for Nintendo 3DS, didn’t break into the chart at all in its first week on sale. Launch sales of the new Brain Training game were actually off to a great start, 15 times greater than those of the previous game.

Part of the reason Devilish Brain Training might not have sold so well is that the European release was delayed until after the launch of the Nintendo Switch, July 2017.

The Brain Training series has always targeted more mainstream gaming audiences, consumers who are slow to invest in a new game and generally want a guaranteed level of content for their money.

A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.

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