EA has claimed the first UK No.1 of 2019, as FIFA 19 sells better than any other physical game for the week ending January 5. The sports sim rises one place from last week, replacing Red Dead Redemption 2, which falls one position to No.2.
In another barren week for new releases, it’s the old reliables that chart best, according to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track. The four places below FIFA and Red Dead are all unchanged from last week, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Battlefield V, and Forza Horizon 4 all remaining in their respective No.3 – No.6 positions.
There are no major titles launching until later in January, so the chart will likely remain similar until New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story launch for Switch and 3DS, respectively. The former launches on January 11, while the latter comes to Europe on January 25 (January 11 in North America).
You can read the full top 10 sales chart below, courtesy of UKIE and Chart-Track. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
- FIFA 19
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Battlefield V
- Forza Horizon 4
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Assassin’s Creed Odyssey