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FIFA 19 keeps the top of UK Charts

1. FIFA 19
EA Sports
4. Battlefield V
EA Games
Battlefield 5
5. Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4
9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
10. Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on December 1, 2018, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, FIFA 19 keeps the top of the charts. Red Dead Redemption 2 raised to the second position, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was pushed down to the third place.

In the wake of Black Friday sales some games have continued to see popularity as discounts prolong their popularity. FIFA 19, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Red Dead Redemption 2 continue to light up the top of the chart with increased sales.

While sales have certainly dropped since Black Friday weekend physical game sales were still over 1 million last week. These sales totalled a massive £32.6 million in revenue.

FIFA 19 is at the top of the chart this week, with week-on-week sales dropping by about 39 percent. In second Red Dead Redemption 2 has seen a fall in sales of about 24 percent, but still managed to overtake Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which is in third, with sales down week-on-week by 64 percent.

Battlefield 5 has seen a drop in sales of nearly half at 48 percent. Despite this it’s still in fourth place in the UK physical sales chart, although it’s underperforming compared to other releases in the franchise, and compared to Triple A shooters in general. While the game may well have sold better on digital platforms it doesn’t seem that likely given the mediocre reviews it received.

Darksiders 3 was a new entry in the chart this week and has debuted in 32nd place. Compared to Darksiders 2 the game is down on sales by 84 percent, and 70 percent below the original Darksiders game. However, digital sales were far smaller when the previous two titles released, which could mean that most of the sales for Darksiders 3 have been made on digital platforms.

Forza Horizon 4 has made it to fifth place in the chart this week. The game is performing extremely well comparatively as sales are up on Forza Horizon 3 by 18 percent after 9 weeks on the market.

When Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee and Pikachu launched for Nintendo Switch their combined sales were down by 5 percent compared to the last mainline Pokemon game releases, Pokemon X and Y. Now, after three weeks on the market, the games are ahead of the last mainline entries by 8 percent, indicating that they’re selling rather well. One caveat to these figures is that Pokemon X and Y released a year later in the lifetime of the 3DS, meaning the install base was higher and there were more consumers to buy the games at launch.

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

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