FIFA 18 is back at the top of the UK sales charts, as Bayonetta 2 gains its highest ever chart position despite a drop in physical sales.
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There’s a split decision this week, on what exactly the UK number one is, with retail discounts – particularly for the Switch version, which last week outsold the Xbox One – pushing FIFA 18 to the top in the all formats chart.
But if you look at the individual format charts it’s actually the PlayStation 4 version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance which was the biggest seller.
Bayonetta 2’s performance is also deceptive, as while number five in the all formats is better than the original Wii U version, physical sales of the game are lower than they were in 2014.
It may well be that digital sales were able to make up the difference, and perhaps exceed, the original total, but without that data the charts are, as ever, only a rough indication of how the games have sold.
The highest new entry outside of the top 10 was Dynasty Warriors 9 at number 13 in the all formats chart, with the PlayStation 4 version peaking at number 17. Which seems reasonable given the franchise’s niche status and mixed reviews.
Low budget remake Secret Of Mana made it to number 24 in both charts, while Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame debuted at number 25.
This week’s biggest release is Metal Gear Survive on Friday, so it will be very interesting to see how well the first major entry without creator Hideo Kojima manages to sell.
UK individual formats chart – 17 February
1 (-) Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4)
2 (4) FIFA 18 (PS4)
3 (-) Bayonetta 2 (NS)
4 (1) Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
5 (8) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
6 (15)Grand Theft Auto V (XO)
7 (-) Kingdom Come: Deliverance (XO)
8 (3) Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
9 (-) FIFA 18 (NS)
10(5) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
UK all formats chart – 17 February
1 (4) FIFA 18 (PS4/NS/XO/360/PS3)
2 (-) Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4/XO/PC)
3 (5) Grand Theft Auto V (PS4/XO/360/PS3/PC)
4 (3) Monster Hunter: World (PS4/XO)
5 (-) Bayonetta 2 (NS)
6 (2) EA UFC 3 (PS4/XO)
7 (1) Shadow Of The Colossus (PS4)
8 (6) Call Of Duty: WWII (PS4/XO/PC)
9 (7) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (NS)
10(9)Assassin’s Creed Origins (XO/PS4)
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