Final Fantasy XV’s Strong Launch Can’t Dethrone FIFA’s Sales in the UK

on December 5, 2016 5:11 AM

It’s Monday, and you probably already know what that means. We get the results of sales in the UK, courtesy of Gfk Chart-Track and UKIE. While Final Fantasy XV’s launch if judged a strong one, it isn’t enough to stop the FIFA 17 train. Apparently, in the lands of the Queen, four bros simply can’t beat twenty-two.

“An impressive launch for Square Enix’s ‘Final Fantasy XV’ means it debuts at No2 while ‘Fifa 17’ maintains its grip on the crown.

Despite missing out on the top spot it’s a great start for Square’s beloved series. It ranks as the second best launch (by our market panel) behind 2010’s ‘Final Fantasy XIII’. ’Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ makes way for the new release dropping a spot to No3. Familiar titles jostle for position with ‘Minecraft: Xbox Edition’ pushing back into the Top 10 at No10. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim – Special Ed’ benefits from retailer promotions climbing six places to No11. Ubisoft deliver ‘Steep’ for PS4 and Xbox One with the snowboarding title making an impact at No24. In terms of Winter Sports titles it finds itself at No4 for week 1 panel sales just ahead of SSX Tricky. ‘Super Mario Maker’s dramatic surge back into the Top 40 is driven by the arrival of the 3DS version, which fires it back up to No25. Finally Take 2’s ‘Battleborn’ continues to climb up the All Formats chart, making its way to No40 following recent promotions.”

Below, you can also check out the full top-40 ranking, which also shows both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 holding close to the top spots, while Forza Horizon 3 actually climbs back up to 5th place. On the other hand, Pokémon Sun & Moon dropped quite considerably, from third and fourth place to eighth and ninth.

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Below you can also see the individual formats chart, that actually has the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XV beating FIFA for the same console to the top spot, while the Xbox One version of Square Enix’s JRPG lags considerably behind in 14th place.

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 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.