Our figurative money was on FIFA 19 being the last no.1 of 2018. In the past, EA’s annual soccer sim has always proven popular with those fortunate enough to receive a new console for Christmas.
There’s a new bandit in town this year though, with RDR2 topping the final chart of 2018.
The Christmas sales haven’t had much of an impact at all, as the top ten only sees a slight shuffle. FIFA 19 and Black Ops 4 hold onto #2 and #3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate moved up to #4, while the recently discounted Battlefield V dropped to #5.
At #6 it’s Forza Horizon 4, up from #10. Spyro Reignited Trilogy took #7, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe fell to #8, and Crash Bandicoot remained at #9.
Then at #10 it’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, a title that has gained a new lease of life this winter thanks to a price cut.
Positions #10-#20 are also almost entirely unchanged this week, with only four titles moving marginally and the remaining six staying put.
Outside of the top #20, Starlink: Battle for Atlas – available for as low as £17.99 recently – rises three positions to #24. Good old Rocket League also saw a minor sales boost, up six places to take #25.
Splatoon 2 bounced is back at #28, while Switch launch title 1-2 Switch makes a surprise re-appearance at #38. We dare say milking virtual cows was a more pleasurable way to spend the holidays than watching the rubbish on TV over the festive period. That two-hour Inbetweeners reunion thing was bloody awful.