2K Games are on a roll. Last week NBA 2K20 topped the UK chart, becoming the first-ever basketball game to do so. Borderlands 3 replaces it this week, outperforming previous 2019 biggest seller Days Gone to become the fastest-selling physical release of the year so far.
With FIFA 20 on the horizon, it may not hold that record for long. And if FIFA 20 doesnâ€™t break 2019 records, chances are this yearâ€™s Call of Duty will.
GI.biz duly notes that BL3â€™s sales were down over BL2, which is no surprise â€“ BL2 launched seven years ago. Weâ€™ve seen a huge, industry-shaking, shift to digital since.
Gear 5 makes an appearance at #2. This surprises us slightly as last weekâ€™s Gears 5 Deluxe Edition â€“ with 4-day early access â€“ failed to make the top 40, making it seem as if the majority of Xbox One owners had grabbed the anticipated exclusive via Game Pass. Still, well done MS.
At #2 itâ€™s eFootball PES 2020. Konami must be pleased – sales were up 18.5% over last yearâ€™s iteration (thanks again, GI.biz). Either many were swayed by the recent demo, or football fans have finally had enough of EAâ€™s dominance over the genre.
Incidentally, Ukie notes that it was a â€œclose battleâ€ between Gears 5 and PES.
NBA 2K20 fell to #4 during its second week on sale. Then at #5 itâ€™s another new release â€“ Focusâ€™ reasonably well-received RPG Greedfall.
The top 40 saw two other new releases â€“ the Switch exclusive mech shooter Daemon X Machina took #19, while EAâ€™s NHL 20 skated in at #36.
The rest of the top ten features some familiar faces. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dropped two places to #6, followed by Spyro Reignited Trilogy at #7, GTA V (#8), Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (#9), and Super Mario Maker 2 at #10.
Recent top ten entries The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, Wreckfest, and Astral ChainÂ currently rest within the top 20. Control wasn’t as fortunate, falling from #14 to #27.