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F1 2018 releases and takes the top of the UK chart

1. F1 2018
F1 2018 Headline Edition
4. Grand Theft Auto V
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
6. God of War
God of War
7. LEGO The Incredibles
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
LEGO The Incredibles
8. Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty WW2
9. The Crew 2
The Crew 2
10. FIFA 18
EA Sports
Fifa 18

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on August 25, 2018, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, the newly released F1 2018 takes the top of the charts. Another new release, SEGA’s Shenmue I & II took the second position. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy on Xbox One and on Nintendo Switch platforms was pushed down to the third position.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy has enjoyed eight weeks at the top of the UK physical sales charts thanks mostly to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch versions launching. Now however, the game has fallen from the top of the chart thanks to some new releases which have sold far better this week.

In the week ending August 25th two new games debuted which have both beaten Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy in the charts. The first is F1 2018, the latest release in the F1 simulation series. The series has always been popular with both F1 fans and driving simulation fans, and with no other new releases in the genre to compete with the game has soared in terms of sales.

The second game to dethrone Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is the remastered versions of Shenmue 1 & 2. The game collection brings the cult classic titles to modern consoles, allowing fans who played them originally, and those who’ve never experienced them, to finally understand why so many people are excited about the upcoming release of Shenmue 3.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is still selling strong, thought it’s fallen two places into fourth this week, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition is holding strong, only falling one place down to fifth this week.

The game that came in third place last week, and is Blizzard’s fastest-selling game of all time, has now completely left the charts. World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is still in first place in the PC only chart, but across all platforms it isn’t selling nearly as well as the latest releases.

God of War was unmoving over the week, sticking it out in sixth place, while Lego The Incredibles fell two places to seventh, continuing the slow decline it began to show last week. Call of Duty: WW2 has only fallen one place to eighth, but with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releasing in just over a month it’s likely that sales will start to dip in anticipation of the new title.

The Crew 2 has seen a rise from fifteenth place to ninth over the week. The game received an announcement for some new DLC launching in September, Gator Rush. With the news of more content coming soon new players are clearly eager to buy in and get the core of the game finished before more gameplay is added.

Finally FIFA 18 is holding out in tenth place, rising from twenty-ninth place last week. More televised football games have started to be shown over August, and now the season is getting underway, which is most-likely driving FIFA sales. The latest game in the franchise, FIFA 19, will release at the end of September.

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

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