After some big spending on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the usual suspects remain at the top of the charts with FIFA 19 leading the way once again.
Following a lower than normal Black Friday spend, FIFA 19 remains at the top of the chart with just a 39% drop in sales. Red Dead Redemption 2 climbs one place to second, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 which falls down to third.
Battlefield 5 remains in fourth place this week despite a 48% drop in sales, a number that isn’t that unusual for a second-week sales. That being said, the game is performing well below expectations for the franchise, so that’s pretty interesting. Saying that, the way the launch has been handled – with so many minor content drops planned – it seems likely that players are waiting for the game to be a little more fleshed out.
The alternative, of course, is that digital sales are booming, and again considering how EA is giving more to players who subscribe to EA/Origin Access, this could very well be the case.
As for the remainder of the charts, Forza Horizon 4 is in fifth place with an impressive 18% rise in sales. Spyro Reignited Trilogy has also climbed a few spots to sixth place, followed by Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! which is doing incredibly well on Switch despite not being a main entry in the series.
As for new releases, Darksiders 3 launched last week and managed to debut in thirty-second place. Compared to previous entries, Darksiders 3 sold 84% less than Darksiders 2, and 70% less than Darksiders. Could it be that we’ve been waiting too long for the new title, or is it simply a case of digital sales took precedence over physical?
Here’s this week’s UK Gaming Charts rundown:
- FIFA 19
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Battlefield V
- Forza Horizon 4
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Fortnite: Deep Freeze Bundle