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FIFA 19 Retains Number One Spot on UK Sales Chart After Black Friday, Darksiders III Has a Rough Debut

FIFA 19 has once again taken the UK's top sales spot, with the week's newest release of Darksiders III having a very poor start to its lifespan.

As we begin to enter the final weeks of the year and new releases begin to slow, it’ll be interesting to see which games perform best down the stretch.

For last week in the UK, the first week following that of Black Friday, FIFA 19 has held firm in the top spot for the week continuing its dominance as one of the year’s best-selling titles. This is now the second straight week that FIFA 19 has taken home the number one position on the chart months after its initial release. When 2018 comes to a close, it seems like FIFA 19 could stand as the region’s top-selling game of 2018.

Perhaps most disappointing this week, Darksiders III was the only major new release on the chart and it had a rather poor showing out of the gate. Darksiders III debuted at 32nd on the UK sales chart, which doesn’t seem to indicate positive things for publisher THQ Nordic. Then again, it is also important to point out that many of the games above it on this list were likely on sale due to the holiday season. Plus, Darksiders has always been a rather niche franchise in the first place, although I’d still have to imagine that this position mixed with the game’s poor reception isn’t good.

As for other noteworthy movements of the week, Red Dead Redemption 2 leapfrogged Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to re-take the second spot. Meanwhile, Battlefield V and Forza Horizon 4 held firm at fourth and fifth respectively while Spyro: Reignited Trilogy jumped back up three spots into sixth.

As always, the full top-40 list for last week is attached below.

Last WeekThis WeekTitleAge RatingPublisher
11FIFA 19PEGI 3+EA SPORTS
32RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2PEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
23CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4PEGI 18+ACTIVISION
44BATTLEFIELD VPEGI 16+EA GAMES
55FORZA HORIZON 4PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
96SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
87POKEMON: LET’S GO, PIKACHU!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
118ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEYPEGI 18+UBISOFT
109MARIO KART 8 DELUXEPEGI 3+NINTENDO
1210FORTNITE: DEEP FREEZE BUNDLEPEGI 12+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
711FALLOUT 76PEGI 18+BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
1712SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDERPEGI 18+SQUARE ENIX
1413WWE 2K19PEGI 16+2K
1314CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGYPEGI 7+ACTIVISION
2415SUPER MARIO PARTYPEGI 3+NINTENDO
616MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1817POKEMON: LET’S GO, EEVEE!PEGI 7+NINTENDO
2718JUST DANCE 2019PEGI 3+UBISOFT
2019LEGO THE INCREDIBLESPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1520PLAYSTATION VR WORLDSPEGI 16+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
2621GRAND THEFT AUTO VPEGI 18+ROCKSTAR
2922MINECRAFTPEGI 7+NINTENDO
2523SUPER MARIO ODYSSEYPEGI 7+NINTENDO
3124NBA 2K19PEGI 3+2K
3825THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILDPEGI 12+NINTENDO
1926ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
4027LEGO HARRY POTTER COLLECTIONPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
1628FARMING SIMULATOR 19PEGI 3+FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE
2229TEKKEN 7PEGI 16+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
3930F1 2018PEGI 3+CODEMASTERS
3231FAR CRY 5PEGI 18+UBISOFT
32DARKSIDERS IIIPEGI 16+THQ NORDIC
33HITMAN 2PEGI 18+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2134GOD OF WARPEGI 18+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3635LEGO DC SUPER-VILLAINSPEGI 7+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
2336PROJECT CARS 2PEGI 3+BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
37ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITIONPEGI 3+WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3438FORZA MOTORSPORT 7PEGI 3+MICROSOFT
39MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITIONPEGI 7+SONY COMPUTER ENT.
40HELLO NEIGHBORPEGI 7+GEARBOX PUBLISHING
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Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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