FIFA 18 Dethrones Destiny 2 in Latest UK Sales Chart; 3 out 5 Copies Sell on PS4, Less Than 3% on Switch

Cristiano Ronaldo, Marouane Fellaini, and co. grab the No.1 spot in the latest UK retail sales chart with EA's FIFA 18.

on October 2, 2017 7:35 AM

The 39th week of the UK weekly sales chart is in, and unlike the last three weeks: Bungie’s Destiny 2 is no longer the top dog. Rather a very familiar face to the UK charts, FIFA, has dethroned the shooter with its latest yearly installment FIFA 18, which released last week on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and last-generation consoles.

Breaking down the game’s sales by platform, it was Sony and the PS4 that came out on top with 60 percent of all copies sold, which is up from its 53 percent share of FIFA 17’s launch.

Xbox One then followed with more than a third of sales. The two home consoles combined for 97 percent of all FIFA 18 units sold.

Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch version recouped less than three percent sales, a figure indicative of the console’s small install base compared to Microsoft and Sony’s consoles, as well as perhaps how committed FIFA fans are to playing the best experience of the game, as the Switch’s version is notably inferior across the board.

Launch sales for the new entry were notably down 25% year-on-year, a decline that can be attributed to the continual rise of digital marketplaces, as well as the fact that the massively popular soccer simulation game launched on Friday this year opposed to its normal Tuesday spot, losing multiple days on the market. Further, it’s also possible it just experienced a decrease in sales.

Last week’s No.1, Destiny 2, falls one spot to No.2, followed by Forza Horizon 3 at No.3, NBA 2K18 at No.4, and Grand Theft Auto V at No.5. Meanwhile, last week’s big new release and No.2 game, Project CARS 2 from Bandai Namco, slipped to No.7, with less than half of the sales it managed the first time around.

In addition to FIFA 18, the only other new release to crack the chart was NIS America’s Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, which came in at No.36.

Below, you can view the full Top 40 for Week 39 2017 (the week ended on September 30). As always, it’s important to note that the following chart is inclusive to retail sales in the UK, and thus does not feature digital sales of any kind.

Last Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
1 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
1 2 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
9 3 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
3 4 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
6 5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
7 6 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
2 7 PROJECT CARS 2 PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
8 8 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10 9 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
11 10 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
11 HALO 5: GUARDIANS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
4 12 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
16 13 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
5 14 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
15 15 F1 2017 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
16 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
19 17 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
26 18 RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
20 19 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
13 20 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
28 21 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
14 22 DISHONORED: DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
17 23 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
31 24 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 25 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
23 26 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
27 27 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
25 28 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE – SEASON 2 PEGI 7+ TELLTALE GAMES
22 29 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
12 30 MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE PEGI 12+ CAPCOM
24 31 ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED PEGI 16+ STUDIO WILDCARD
29 32 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 33 POKEMON SILVER VERSION PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
34 HITMAN: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
34 35 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED. PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
36 DANGANRONPA V3: KILLING HARMONY PEGI 16+ NIS AMERICA
38 37 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
18 38 POKEMON GOLD VERSION PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
36 39 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
40 DIRT 4 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
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