PS4 Had the Best Black Friday Week in UK Excluding its Launch Week

PS4 Had the Best Black Friday Week in UK Excluding its Launch Week

The Black Friday week was big in the United Kingdom, and it was especially big for PS4, that had its best Black Friday week after its launch in 2013.

Today the UKIE released its software chart for the U.K. market, related to the week between November 20th and November 25th, which also happened to be the week of Black Friday. Despite the fact that Black Friday is originally a North American tradition tied to Thanksgiving, it has recently taken a hold in Europe as well, included the Kingdom of Her Majesty.

First of all, we learn that the PS4 had a “standout success,” beating the console’s performance during all Black Friday weeks excluding the one in 2013, which is rather obvious since that’s when the console launched in the country.

Software units sales were 89% up week-on-week for units, and 53% up for revenue. Combined PS4 and Xbox One hardware sales combined were up 3% compared to last year. Official bundles for both consoles accounted for 83% of al of their hardware sales.

The top-three games were included on bundles and pushed Star Wars Battlefront II down to position four.

“Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ retains the No1 spot for a fourth week since launch, EA climb 1 place to No2 with ‘FIFA 18’ and Sony’s ‘Gran Turismo: Sport’ climbs 9 places to No3.  EA’s ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ drops 2 places to No4 and Ubisoft climb 1 place to No5.  Microsoft climb 9 places to No6 with ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ and Bethesda climb back in to the Top 10 with 2 titles – ‘Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus’ climbs 11 places to No7 and ‘Fallout 4’ climbs 14 places to No9. Sandwiched in between these 2 and climbing 1 place to No8 is Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Odyssey’.  Sony’s ‘Playstation VR Worlds’ climbs 9 places to No11 this week, mostly due to Sony’s PSVR Starter Pack deal that includes this title – PSVR headset sales are huge this week, on a par with launch week (wk41/2016) and this week is the equivalent of the past 18 weeks of PSVR sell-through.   A couple of Sony first party PS4 new releases make the Top 40, with ‘Knowledge is Power’ debuting at No14 and ‘Hidden Agenda’ debuting at No15.”

You can check out the full top-40 software chart below.

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 1 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
3 2 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
12 3 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2 4 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
6 5 ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
15 6 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
18 7 WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOSSUS PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
9 8 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
23 9 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
11 10 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
20 11 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 12 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
21 13 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
14 KNOWLEDGE IS POWER PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
15 HIDDEN AGENDA PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
13 16 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
14 17 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
32 18 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
22 19 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
24 20 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
4 21 POKEMON ULTRA SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
7 22 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
40 23 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
19 24 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM VR PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
10 25 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 26 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
30 27 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
5 28 POKEMON ULTRA MOON PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
29 THE EVIL WITHIN 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
35 30 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
29 31 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
38 32 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
17 33 SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
27 34 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
28 35 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
25 36 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
8 38 L.A. NOIRE PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
39 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
36 40 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK