FIFA 18 Retakes Top Spot on UK Charts, Switch Version Up 494%

FIFA 18 Retakes Top Spot on UK Charts, Switch Version Up 494% - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 February 2018 / 3,086 Views

The price for FIFA 18 was dropped, which helped push the game back to the top of the UK charts, according to Chart-Track for the week ending February 17. Sales were up 95 percent week-on-week, while the Switch version saw a 494 percent increase.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance debuted in second place. After debuting at the top of the charts last week Shadow of the Colossus drops to seventh place. 

Grand Theft Auto V price was also discounted as sales jumped 113 percent week-on-week. The game was up two spots on the charts to third place. Monster Hunter: World drops one spot to fourth as sales declined 23 percent.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:

  1. FIFA 18
  2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. Bayonetta 2
  6. EA Sports UFC 3
  7. Shadow of the Colossus
  8. Call of Duty: WWII
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  10. Assassin's Creed Origins

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Darwinianevolution (on 19 February 2018)

Wow, fantastic comeback for FIFA on the Switch. I guess people were more ready to forgive the lack of modes for a lower pricepoint.

Kerotan (on 19 February 2018)

It had a big price cut. That's the only reason.

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pikashoe (on 19 February 2018)

This really shows that a proper fifa might have an audience on switch. This version suffered from laziness.

Helloplite (on 19 February 2018)

So the Switch sold about 2500 copies. Good going.

xMetroid (on 19 February 2018)

Wow Bayo made it in the top 5 in the UK people ! That's looking good for other territories. And I think the same as Fifa switch thing would happen to Doom if they cut the price a little in America.

Gamer147 (on 19 February 2018)

Great numbers. Awesome.

StreaK (on 19 February 2018)

SOTC taking #1 was nice while it lasted. It's gonna go way off the charts next week. This leads me to believe it won't be as big as I thought.

JEMC (on 19 February 2018)

494%? Either the game was selling very poorly, or the game sales are now huge.

Sordel (on 19 February 2018)

I bought it at the discounted price, despite not having bought a Fifa game since (maybe) PS2 era. It cost less than the XC2 DLC ... I don't care whether it's a pared-down version at that price.

pikashoe (on 19 February 2018)

They should never have tried to sell it at full price when it was so pared down. I might have actually got it if they had put more effort into it?

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ROCKY223 (on 19 February 2018)

UK seriously doesn't have a great taste in gaming. Still nice to see SOTC n bayonetta 2 here

pikashoe (on 19 February 2018)

There are rarely any surprises when it comes to game sales in the UK.

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SecondWar (on 19 February 2018)

Given the popularity of the sport itself, the video game's popularity is hardly surprising. Hardly means the country has poor taste.

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SecondWar (on 19 February 2018)

I'm from the UK. I get the annual cycle means its hardly original but that doesn't make it bad.
Rather surprised at the hate for it, and the down votes I'm getting as a consequence.

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pastro243 (on 19 February 2018)

FIFA is a great football game, if you like football you will probably like fifa, lots of content too

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friendlyfamine (on 20 February 2018)

Amazing rise. The Switch FIFA bundle at £259 at Tesco was a steal, but very surprised by that rise.

Jranation (on 19 February 2018)

Oh wow! Thats a crazy improvement!

RidingMower (on 19 February 2018)

Up yours EA...

SecondWar (on 19 February 2018)

I'm still surprised at the numbers for FIFA given the of preowned copies already in places like CEX. They already outnumber FIFA 17 easily. Maybe the FiFA market really don't go for second hand copies.

Ka-pi96 (on 19 February 2018)

You mention CEX but their price for a used copy of FIFA on Switch is £45! I don't know what the discounted price was but surely it was cheaper than that! IMO 45 quid is a rip off for a full priced new game, let alone a used one! It's also quite funny that in a year or two it will be worth mere pennies :P

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Ka-pi96 (on 19 February 2018)

Wow, that's a great comment from me! :-D
Anyways, I was just commenting on how a Switch copy of FIFA 18 is 45 quid from CEX. No wonder people are just buying it new when a used copy is that rip off price!

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pastro243 (on 19 February 2018)

Yearly sports games do very bad the year after they are launched. having an old copy of a FIFA game is worth nothing unless you scam a dad looking for a football game for his son

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kazuyamishima (on 19 February 2018)

Wooow no wonder why FIFA 18 switch is higher than fifa 18 Xbone, it's 10 pounds cheaper!

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