This week in both Australia and New Zealand, FIFA 21 continues to be the best-selling game of each region. EA’s brand new release for the franchise hasn’t sold quite as well at retail as it has on digital platforms, but it still seems to be on track to be one of the best-selling games of the year.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has jumped from outside of the top ten to second place in Australia. In New Zealand the game moved up to third from fifth last week. With the impending launch of next-gen consoles, players are no doubt getting their hands on the game while it’s cheap now in order to claim the free upgrade next month.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is in third place in Australia, and second in New Zealand. The game hasn’t shifted week-on-week in either chart. Clearly the power of nostalgia is much stronger with these consumers, since the game is already dropping lower and lower in the UK and US charts.
New Zealand’s chart still lacks any Nintendo Switch games. In Australia though, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in fourth, as it was last week. This shows just how solid Switch hardware sales are in the region. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has dropped from second to fifth, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars is in sixth. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has dropped two places to seventh place, and Minecraft for Nintendo Switch rounds the chart out in tenth place. It’s down three places since last week, but still clearly very popular.
The big difference with New Zealand’s chart is the number of older games present in the top ten. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is in sixth place, Skate 3 is in seventh, Just Cause 3 is in eighth, and Rise of the Tomb Raider is in ninth. Each game is published by Square Enix, indicating that a sale in the region has boosted these games.
NBA 2K21 is still present in each chart. It’s in eighth in Australia, up from tenth, and fourth in New Zealand, where it also was last week.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is still holding on in each chart. In Australia it’s in ninth, and in New Zealand it’s in tenth.
The top ten best-selling games in Australia for the week ending October 25, 2020:
|Re-entry.||2.||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|3.||3.||Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time|
|4.||4.||Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|2.||5.||Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit|
|6.||6.||Super Mario 3D All-Stars|
|5.||7.||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|Re-entry.||9.||Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2|
|7.||10.||Minecraft (Nintendo Switch)|
The top ten best-selling games in New Zealand for the week ending October 25, 2020:
|2.||2.||Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time|
|5.||3.||Grand Theft Auto V|
|Re-entry.||5.||Ghost of Tsushima|
|Re-entry.||6.||Shadow of the Tomb Raider|
|Re-entry.||8.||Just Cause 3|
|Re-entry.||9.||Rise of the Tomb Raider|
|7.||10.||Tony Hawk’s Pro skater 1 + 2|
Source: Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA)