Coming as a surprise to nobody, FIFA 16 is the UK’s new number one. What is slightly surprising though is that sales are down 7% from FIFA 15.
EA didn’t see a similar dip in revenue however as sales of the more expensive Deluxe/Ultimate Team editions were higher this year. That exclusive ‘Bailando Robot’ celebration animation must have been too hard to resist. The usually cheaper last-gen versions only accounted for 19% of sales compared to last year’s 45% too.
Skylanders SuperChargers meanwhile sees Activision’s annual franchise on the rise. It arrived at #4 in the UK chart, three positions higher than last year’s Trap Team. Chart-Track claims that it generated their panel of retailers £1m last week. The Xbox 360 version was the biggest selling, followed by Wii U.
The far better than expected Blood Bowl 2 was the only other top 40 new entry, arriving at a respectable #15.
With FIFA 16 on top Destiny: The Taken King falls to #2. Forza 6 Motorsport drops also drops a single position, now at #3. Skylanders SuperChargers is at #4, and then at #5 it’s Metal Gear Solid V.
Super Mario Maker, Disney Infinity 3.0 and Rugby League Live 3 all depart the top ten to make way for the new releases. Rugby League Live 3’s fall is significant – it has gone all the way from #9 to #36.
The lower end of the chart also sees a bunch of re-entries, which appears to be because Asda reduced many recent releases to £10 in some stores last week. By the time we got to our local only FIFA 15 was left. Well, that and Ubisoft’s uberflop Rabbids Invasion.