Hardware bundled titles dominate UK top ten, thanks to Black Friday

Console bundles proved immensely popular during Black Friday, with most of the titles in the UK top ten packaged with either a shiny new PS4 or Xbox One.

Software sales were up 89% over last week, and 3% up over Black Friday 2016. To give a clearer image, it was reported that 1.9 million games were sold during last year’s Black Friday.

Call of Duty: WWII managed to retain the top spot, making it four weeks in a row, while FIFA 18 moved up one position to take #2.

Popular PS4 pack-in Gran Turismo Sport managed to rise to #3, up from #12.

EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II was the only game in the top ten to take a tumble, falling to #4.

AC Origins moved up to #5. At #6 – up from #12 – it’s Forza Horizon 7. Fellow Xbox One pack-in Forza Horizon 3 shot up a few places too, rising from #16 to #12.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus made a triumphant return at #7. The Evil Within 2 wasn’t as lucky, merely re-entering at #29.

Super Mario Odyssey stuck around at #8. Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom also saw a small sales boost, climbing the top 40 several places.

Good old Fallout 4 showed up at #9, rising from #23.

Finally, Need for Speed Payback rounds off the top ten.

As for new releases, Knowledge is Power and Hidden Agenda – both of which are also being packaged with PS4s this winter – arrived at #14 and #15 respectively.

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