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Sea of Thieves Shoots Up to 4th on the UK Charts for Black Friday Week

Sea of Thieves Shoots Up to 4th on the UK Charts for Black Friday Week - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2019 / 3,699 Views

FIFA 20 has retaken the top spot on the UK charts, according to GfK/UKIE for the week ending November 30. This week's sales includes numbers from Black Friday. Sales for the game increased 226 percent week-on-week.

Overall 1.3 million physical games were sold at retail during the week. That is a 22 percent drop compared to the same period last year. Just under 500,000 games were sold for the PlayStation 4, 413,112 games were sold for the Xbox One and 361,967 games were sold for the Nintendo Switch. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is in second place as sales increased 86 percent. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order drops one place to third as sales increased 32 percent. 

Hardware bundles helped push the sales of several games. This is most clear as 2018's Sea of Thieves shoots up to fourth place as it was bundled with the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, which was on sale for £110 to £140 during Black Friday.

Minecraft for the Xbox One sold just 500 copies fewer than Sea of Thieves as it was also bundled with the same Xbox One S bundles. The Nintendo Switch version rounds out the top 10 as sales increased 84 percent week-on-week. 

Due to discounts several PlayStation VR games have re-entered the top 40. This list of games includes PlayStation VR Worlds (No.14), Astro Bot Rescue Mission (No.18), Skyrim VR (No.20), Resident Evil 7 (No.23) and Everybody's Golf VR (No.25).

Last week's new releases, Shenmue III and Football Manager 2020, are not in the top 40.

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

  1. FIFA 20
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  3. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  4. Sea of Thieves
  5. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  6. Pokémon Sword
  7. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  8. Pokémon Shield
  9. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  10. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

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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Azzanation (on 02 December 2019)

Very underated game and considering its free on Game Pass, thats not a bad effort to get into a top 5 sales spot. Currect expansions has turn this game into a fun fest.

  • +5
Jigsawx1 (on 03 December 2019)

Not bad for SoT i think all the free dlc`s pushed the game forward very much.

  • +1