Store sales cause shakeup in Top Ten
We’re at the end of one of the biggest shopping weekends of the retail calendar. Did you spend a lot of cash? I didn’t, but clearly I’m in the minority, as the UK video game charts have seen a bit of a shuffle following the high street spending spree.
Electronic Arts’ FIFA 19 has usurped Spyro: Reignited Trilogy to claim the number one slot, pushing the little dragon down to number nine. Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 managed to push back up into second place, followed up by Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, which hasn’t quite dominated the charts like many expected. Still, the Holiday rush is still to come.
Physical sales of Battlefield V didn’t even beat out launch sales of Battlefield: Hardline, with the warmongering title landing at number four. As we push on to the end of the year, the most persistent theme of the 2018 UK Charts is that physical sales are seriously struggling. Despite the high street success of games such as Nintendo’s Super Mario Odyssey, assumed sure-fire brands such as Tomb Raider, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Hitman, Soulcalibur and now Battlefield have all seen reductions in physical sales over their previous iterations.
U.K. video game sales chart w/e: November 24 2018
(Chart reflects in-store sales only)
1. FIFA 19 – Electronic Arts
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Activision
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 – Take 2
4. Battlefield 5 – Electronic Arts
5. Forza Horizon 4 – Microsoft
6. Marvel’s Spider-Man – Sony
7. Fallout 76 – Bethesda
8. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu – Nintendo
9. Spyro Reignited Trilogy – Activision
10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo
U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]