Oct 08
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

EA’s FIFA 19 has claimed a second week at no.1, forcing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to settle for #2.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, physical sales of Odyssey were down 25% over AC Origins. All signs point to the digital early access edition proving rather popular.

In an attempt to avoid Red Dead Redemption 2 mania, this year’s AC also launched a month earlier than Origins. This may have impacted sales likewise.

At #3 it’s another new entry – Forza Horizon 4. Microsoft must be thrilled with the sales figures are they’ve already issued a press release reporting of the game’s specular UK launch – it’s the fastest selling game in the franchise to date. GamePass subscriptions also saw “a huge uplift”.

Marvel’s Spider-Man dropped to #4. Then at #5 it’s Super Mario Party, which also tops the Switch chart. To make way for the new arrivals Shadow of the Tomb Raider dropped a few places too, now at #6.

Tekken 7 is back at #7 due to hardware bundling, while Crash Bandicoot continues to perform well holding onto #8. Project Cars 2 – another title currently being bundled with hardware – re-surfaced at #9. The evergreen GTA V sees us out at #10.

SEGA’s Fist of the North Star: Paradise Lost made #21 while the acclaimed PSVR platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission took #22. Given the glowing review scores, we expected Astro Bot to chart higher.

Published Monday 8th October 2018 by Games Asylum

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