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FIFA 21 Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts, Sales Down 42% Compared to FIFA 20

FIFA 21 Debuts in 1st on the UK Charts, Sales Down 42% Compared to FIFA 20 - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 October 2020 / 2,629 Views

FIFA 21 has debuted in first place on the UK charts, according to GfK for the week ending October 10, 2020. Sales are 42 percent lower than the launch of FIFA 20, however, it should be noted these sales are for physical copies only. 

FIFA 21 is still the biggest launch of 2020, despite the huge drop off compared to last year's release. 62 percent of the sales were on the PlayStation 4, 36 percent on the Xbox One, and two percent on the Nintendo Switch.

It is very likely digital launch sales for FIFA 21 are higher than they were for FIFA 20. It is also possible people are waiting to play the game on the next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5. 

Star Wars: Squadrons remained in second place with sales down 55 percent in its second week. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time after debuting in first last week falls to third as sales dropped 58 percent. 

Star Wars: Squadrons

Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:

  1. FIFA 21 - NEW
  2. Star Wars: Squadrons
  3. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Minecraft (NS)
  8. Minecraft Dungeons
  9. Marvel's Avengers
  10. Ring Fit Adventure

Thanks, GamesIndustry.

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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xMetroid (on 12 October 2020)

Good news for the industry

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Mr Puggsly (on 13 October 2020)

The next gen launch will likely compensate for much of the decline. Its only like a month away.

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crissindahouse (on 12 October 2020)

With digital sales which exploded this year because of Corona and some people waiting for their next gen consoles I wouldn't be surprised if sales aren't lower at all and EA did probably earn even more because of a higher percentage of digital sales.

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