FIFA 20 has managed to hold onto the UK chart top spot for a third week running. Next week is a given too, but a fifth consecutive week is unlikely – the almighty Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is just around the corner.
The two gaming juggernauts will doubtlessly spend the rest of 2019 duking it out for the top spot, with the only possible reprises being Death Stranding, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and perhaps Pokémon Sword/Shield. Sadly, The Outer Worlds arriving the same day as Modern Warfare shoots down any chance the anticipated RPG had of taking no.1.
We digress. Despite middling reviews, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint remains at #2 for a second week. We put this down to a gap in the shooter market of late.
Good old Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at #3, up from #7. Gears 5 holds onto #4, and then at #5 it’s the first of three new entries – Codemasters’ GRID.
Minecraft on Switch takes #6, Zelda: Link’s Awakening moves down to #7, Borderlands 3 tumbles to #8, while GTA V re-enters the top ten at #9.
At #10 it’s the Xbox One S All-Digital pack-in Sea of Thieves, duly followed by Minecraft: Xbox Edition and Forza Horizon 3 (at #11 and #12).
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered leaves the top ten, meanwhile, falling from #6 to #13 during its second week on sale.
Although Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair was the second highest-charting new arrival, it failed to put in a strong showing – the platforming sequel squeaked in at #31. GI.biz notes the Switch version was the biggest selling, taking 56% of sales.
Sony’s Concrete Genie wasn’t far behind at #35, and this is despite the £25 price tag and positive reception. Digital sales may have picked up some of the slack though. The same goes for Yooka-Laylee, which we imagine has performed well on the eShop.