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FIFA 19 Takes Top Spot in UK Sales for Week of Black Friday, Battlefield 5 Debuts at Fourth

One of the most interesting weeks of the year in terms of sales has been revealed for the UK with FIFA 19 taking home top honors.

The week of Black Friday every year always throws off the patterns that we glean from sales charts and that has been no different here in 2018. Last week’s sales in the UK for the week of Black Friday and with it one of the year’s best performing games in the market has found its way back to the top of the chart.

Yes, FIFA 19, the ever-popular soccer title in Europe, has once again surged back to the first place position. The game jumped four spots from fifth the week prior and in the process beat out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2, which slotted in at third and fourth respectively. Compared to many other recent releases on this list, FIFA 19 was discounted by quite a bit on Black Friday, which is likely the biggest contributor as to why it ended back in the first place spot.

As for new releases on the week, EA’s Battlefield 5 was the only major game to launch during this period and it debuted in fourth. According to GamesIndustry.biz, launch sales for Battlefield 5 are down by 63% compared to the release of Battlefield 1. Despite sales looking soft though, it still managed to outperform first week numbers for both Fallout 76 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It’ll be interesting to see how the game charts from this point onward.

And last but not least, other notable movements on the week include Spyro: Reignited Trilogy dropping down to ninth after debuting last week at first. Much like others on this list, this is almost certainly attributed to the fact that the game wasn’t on sale in many places during Black Friday. Also worth noting is Fallout 76’s drop from third to seventh, Forza Horizon 4 climbing back into fifth, and the Pokemon: Let’s Go games each falling with the Pikachu edition ranking much higher than that of the Eevee version.

The full top-40 for last week can be seen below.

Last WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
51FIFA 19PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
72CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4PEGI 18+ACTIVISION
23RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
4BATTLEFIELD VPEGI 16+EA GAMES
115FORZA HORIZON 4PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
136MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
37FALLOUT 76PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
48POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
19SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
910MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
1511ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEYPEGI 18+UBISOFT
812FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLEPEGI 12+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1613CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
1214WWE 2K19PEGI 16+2K
1715PLAYSTATION VR WORLDSPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16FARMING SIMULATOR 19PEGI 3+FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
2617SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDERPEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
618POKEMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
2219ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2720LEGO THE INCREDIBLESPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21GOD OF WARPEGI 18+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
22TEKKEN 7PEGI 16+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
23PROJECT CARS 2PEGI 3+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
1824SUPER MARIO PARTYPEGI 3+NINTENDO
1925SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYPEGI 7+NINTENDO
2326GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
1427JUST DANCE 2019PEGI 3+UBISOFT
2528RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARDPEGI 18+CAPCOM
2129MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
30BENDY AND THE INK MACHINEPEGI 12+MAXIMUM GAMES
31NBA 2K19PEGI 3+2K
2932FAR CRY 5PEGI 18+UBISOFT
33MINECRAFT: MASTER COLLECTIONPEGI 7+MICROSOFT
34FORZA MOTORSPORT 7PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
35DETROIT: BECOME HUMANPEGI 18+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2036LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITIONPEGI 7+MICROSOFT
2838THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
39F1 2018PEGI 3+CODEMASTERS
2440LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
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Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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