Another round of Ukie‘s boxed video game chart tracking is in and, unsurprisingly, new entry FIFA 20 has shot to the top. Its success marks the biggest launch of the year, beating out Borderlands 3’s record set only two weeks ago. Physical sales of FIFA 20 are down 7% compared to last year, however, which is in keeping with the overall trend downward of UK boxed sales in 2019, which is now at 15.5% lower than 2018.
The top 10 below excludes new entries like Dragon Quest XI S, Code Vein, and The Surge 2, which debuted at 11,13, and 35 respectively.
- FIFA 20
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
- Borderlands 3
- Gears 5
- Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
- Sea of Thieves
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Minecraft: Xbox Edition
- Forza Horizon 3
FIFA 20 Platform Share
- PS4 – 61%
- Xbox One – 38%
- Nintendo Switch – 1%
As noted by Gamesindustry.biz, FIFA 20’s platform split highlights a slight change from last year, with the PS4 version accounting for less overall. A new Xbox One bundle likely meant is scooped a larger share.
FIFA 20’s boxed sales were responsible for 285% week-on-week rise, now totalling 816,985 games sold.
Other takeaways include a 45% sales dip for Gearbox’s Borderlands 3, which tumbles from first to third place this week. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening saw a 62% drop, falling to second spot after last week’s success made it the biggest launch for a Zelda remake ever.
You can check last week’s data here.