For the second consecutive week, FIFA 20 has topped the UK retail sales chart. The game remains in the top spot despite a drop in sales week-on-week of 66 percent. This drop off hasn’t helped any other games come close to toppling the football giant from its place at the top, showing just how strong sales are.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint took second place last week. The game was met with mostly negative reviews from critics, but many fans of the series have continued to enjoy it nonetheless. Those who criticise the game say that the microtransactions are too prevalent, and the game is geared towards new players far more than any other Ghost Recon title, making it too easy for veterans.
Borderlands 3 saw a drop in sales week-on-week of 43 percent, but still holds third place in the chart. Gearbox Software is currently running a month-long celebration in the game to celebrate the franchise being 10 years old. This may have something to do with sales drop off steadying somewhat.
Gears 5, on the other hand, saw a drop in sales week-on-week of 1 percent, easily maintaining its position in fourth place.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening dropped to fifth this week, with sales falling 60 percent week-on-week. Just below it in sixth is new entry Ghostbusters: The Videogame Remastered. PlayStation 4 was the most popular format for the remaster by far, with Nintendo Switch the second most popular, and Xbox One the third.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition has climbed up in the chart for the third week in a row. This week it sits in seventh place. Sea of Thieves has also been climbing up the chart, but dropped from seventh to eighth this week behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition.
Both Minecraft: Xbox Edition and Forza Horizon 3 saw a boost in sales this week, entering the chart in ninth and tenth respectively. Interestingly, if the sales data for the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch versions of Minecraft were combined, the game would be third in the chart.
A more extended list of top sellers can be found here.