FIFA 21 retains the number one spot
Another very quiet release week has seen Electronic Arts’ football simulator FIFA 21 retain the top spot of the UK Charts, despite a huge week-on-week drop in physical sales of around 50%.
A lack of major launches – along with the continued slump in physical sales across the board – results in a stagnant chart listing, which sees Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers, Take 2’s Grand Theft Auto V, and Activision’s Crash Bandicoot 4 jostle for position against a string of Nintendo Switch mainstays, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Ring Fit Adventure, and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
Next month will most definitely switch things up, as the gaming industry launches an entirely new generation of hardware. Accompanying that will also be a run of major releases, including Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs: Legion, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Nintendo’s Pikmin 3 Switch port, among others. With the holiday season approaching, the stage is set for a major chart shakeup.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: October 24, 2020
(Chart reflects in-store physical sales only)
1. FIFA 21 – Electronic Arts
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
3. Minecraft – Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars – Nintendo
6. Ring Fit Adventure – Nintendo
7. Minecraft Dungeons – Nintendo
8. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – Activision
9. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 2 Interactive
10. Marvel’s Avengers – Square Enix
U.K. video game charts [GamesIndustry.biz]