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

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