FIFA 18 Ends Call of Duty: WWII’s Reign at Number One According to Latest UK Sales Chart
Last week, Call of Duty: WWII showed off just how dominant it’s sales have been, taking the number one spot on the UK Sales Chart for the ninth week in a row. Ending 2017 on that high note, it seemed like the latest COD title was unstoppable, yet in a huge upset, FIFA 18 has kicked the popular title out of the top spot in the first UK Sales Chart of the 2018.
Since its launch in the beginning of November, Call of Duty: WWII has made a huge splash in the industry. Last week Call of Duty: WWII reached nine consecutive weeks in a row at the top of the UK Sales Chart, marking the first time a COD title has been that popular since the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009! In fact, if WWII had managed to hold the top spot for one more week, it would have broken this franchise record set by MW2. Unfortunately though, FIFA 18 managed to dethrone the popular shooter, taking over the coveted number one spot.
It’s not all bad however, as WWII still occupies the second spot on the first UK Sales Chart of 2018. Interestingly, GTA V has set a record coming in at the third top-seller this past week. Grand Theft Auto V has spent 225 weeks in the top 40, of which 85 percent was spent in the top 10! You can check out the top 10 list below for the week ending on January 6th below.
1) FIFA 18
2) Call of Duty: WWII
3) Grand Theft Auto V
4) Assassin’s Creed Origins
5) Star Wars Battlefront II
6) The Sims 4
7) PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
8) Super Mario Odyssey
9) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
10) Forza Motorsport 7
You can find the full list of the top 40 on the UK Sales Chart here, courtesy of UKIE and GfK Chart-Track. Keep in mind that the rankings are indicative of physical sales only, and does not include digital sales data.
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