It seems the ability to play FIFA 19 early, via either the digital Champions Edition or Ultimate Edition, was a tempting proposition. While the sports sim has managed to take the UK chart top spot, becoming the fastest selling game of 2018 in the process, physical sales were down a colossal 25%.
The PS4 version took the lion’s share of sales with 64%. The Xbox One version accounted for 35%, leaving the remaining 1% on Switch. The Xbox 360 and PS3 iterations still managed to break the individual format top 40 chart, however, arriving at #20 and #31 respectively.
Incidentally, the Switch version managed to claim no.1 in the Switch top 20, dislodging Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Check back next to see if FIFA 19 remains at no.1 – it’s likely to face stiff competition from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
With FIFA 19 riding the chart high, Marvel’s Spider-Man drops to #2. Shadow of the Tomb Raider follows suit, falling to #3.
Crash Bandicoot is at #4 while GTA V rises to #5.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell one place to #6. At #7 it’s a re-entry for The Elder Scrolls Online, up from #21. We suspect hardware bundling. NBA 2K19 fell four places to #8 during its second week on sale, meanwhile.
At #9 it’s a new entry – SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles 4. Then finally at #10 it’s good old Minecraft: Xbox Edition. Hello, old chum.