Final Fantasy VII Remake Drops to 4th on UK Charts, Physical Game Sales Tumble 43% - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 22 April 2020 / 5,081 Views
Final Fantasy VII Remake after debuting in first on the UK physical charts last week has fallen to fourth place, according to GfK for the week ending April 18, 2020. Sales for the game dropped a massive 87 percent week-on-week.
FIFA 20 climbed the charts from fourth to first place, despite a 25 percent drop on sales.
Overall video game physical boxed sales in the UK dropped 43 percent week-on-week as the country remains in lockdown. Boxed game sales had seen a huge boost in sales over the previous four weeks as consumers buy up games for entertainment while they are stuck at home.
Just over 200,000 games were sold last week in the UK last week, which is down from 350,000 the prior week. However, despite the drop it is still above the 150,000 games that were being sold each week in February and early March.
The Nintendo Switch stock remains in short supply, which can be seen with the performance of several games for the console. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, despite being the number two game, saw sales drop 42 percent week on week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe dropped 62 percent and Luigi's Mansion 3 fell nine percent.
Ring Fit Adventure was the one exception for a Switch game as sales for the game increased 12 percent as the game saw some extra stock available.
Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:
- FIFA 20
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Resident Evil 3
- Luigi's Mansion 3
- Ring Fit Adventure
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