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

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 Week This Week Title Age Rating Publisher
5 1 FIFA 19 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
7 2 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
2 3 RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
4 BATTLEFIELD V PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
11 5 FORZA HORIZON 4 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
13 6 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 7 FALLOUT 76 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
4 8 POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
1 9 SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
9 10 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
15 11 ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
8 12 FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLE PEGI 12+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 13 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
12 14 WWE 2K19 PEGI 16+ 2K
17 15 PLAYSTATION VR WORLDS PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
16 FARMING SIMULATOR 19 PEGI 3+ FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
26 17 SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX
6 18 POKEMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE! PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
22 19 ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
27 20 LEGO THE INCREDIBLES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21 GOD OF WAR PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
22 TEKKEN 7 PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
23 PROJECT CARS 2 PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
18 24 SUPER MARIO PARTY PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
19 25 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
23 26 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
14 27 JUST DANCE 2019 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
25 28 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
21 29 MINECRAFT PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
30 BENDY AND THE INK MACHINE PEGI 12+ MAXIMUM GAMES
31 NBA 2K19 PEGI 3+ 2K
29 32 FAR CRY 5 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
33 MINECRAFT: MASTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
34 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
35 DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
20 36 LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
37 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
28 38 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
39 F1 2018 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
24 40 LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTION PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE