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FIFA 20 on top of UK charts for the 3rd consecutive week

1. FIFA 20
EA Sports
FIFA 20
3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Nintendo
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4. Gears 5
Microsoft
Gears 5
5. Grid
Codemasters
Grid
6. Minecraft
Mojang
Minecraft - Xbox One
8. Borderlands 3
2K Games
Borderlands 3
9. Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar
GTA 5
10. Sea of Thieves
Microsoft
Sea of Thieves

Source(s): UKIE, WholesGame

Week ending on October 12, 2019, the UK’s Top 10 chart of the best selling retail and wholesale video games, FIFA 20 remains on top of the UK physical charts. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint keeps the second position. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe raises to the third place.

FIFA 20 has maintained its position at the top of the UK retail sales chart for the third consecutive week.

Despite launch sales for FIFA 20 being lower than usual for the series, the game has seen consistent sales since then. Physical sales might not be as much as expected, but digital sales have made up for this. FIFA 20 saw a 59 percent drop in sales week-on-week, but even so it retains the top spot in the UK sales chart.

Another game that hasn’t moved this week is Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. The latest Ghost Recon entry is sitting in second place in the chart, in spite of a weak first week for boxed copy sales. However, the game saw a similar drop to FIFA 20 in week-on-week sales, which fell by 56 percent. This is a good result for a game with a core audience, instead of the wider appeal that FIFA has.

Grid from Codemasters was the highest charting new game to debut in the chart, entering in fifth place. The majority of the game’s sales, 61 percent, were for Playstation 4. The next new release in the chart, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair from Team 17 and Playtonic Games, entered in thirty-first place. 56 percent of all copies sold were for Nintendo Switch, 30 percent for Playstation 4, and the remainder were for Xbox One.

Concrete Genie, a Playstation 4 exclusive from developer Pixelopus, debuted in thirty-fifth place in the chart.

As Q4 draws near and new games get closer to releasing, the weeks grow quieter in anticipation. Next week will see the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is likely to be the biggest release for the quarter. Following it are titles such as The Outer Worlds and Luigi’s Mansion 3, which are expected to sell well as we enter the holiday period.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition saw a 3 percent rise in sales this week, moving from seventh to third. Minecraft on Nintendo Switch also saw an increase in sales, moving from fifteenth to sixth with a rise of 28 percent week-on-week.

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

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