FIFA 21 Remains in 1st on the UK Charts, Prime Day Greatly Boosts Switch Sales - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 19 October 2020 / 2,242 Views
FIFA 21 has remained in first place on the UK charts, according to GfK for the week ending October 18, 2020. Sales for the game dropped 65 percent week-on-week. The game is one week away from outselling Animal Crossing: New Horizons to become the best-selling game of 2020 in the UK at retail.
Last week was Amazon Prime Day, which helped boost mos games across the board. There are a total of 18 Nintendo Switch exclusives in the top 40. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is in second place as sales increased 44 percent. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in third as sales jumped 70 percent. Minecraft (NS) is in fourth as sales increased 95 percent, followed by Ring Fit Adventure in fifth as sales were up 79 percent.
Just Dance 2020 re-entered the top 10 in seventh place as sales saw a huge increase of 233 percent. Star Wars Squadrons drops from second to eighth in its second week as sales dropped 45 percent. Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time drops from third to ninth as sales slip 47 percent.
Here are the top 10 best-selling titles:
- FIFA 21
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Minecraft (NS)
- Ring Fit Adventure
- Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- Just Dance 2020
- Star Wars: Squadrons
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
- Grand Theft Auto V
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Anmal crossing is a moving target. If it outsells FIFA next week, then FIFA won't overtake it, hence the 1 week away part of their assessment isn't accurate.
I think the fact that they're making that assessment means the sales of the two aren't anywhere near each other though. FIFA had the biggest debut of the year in the UK (unsuprisingly) and only dropped 65 % this week, so despite its crazy legs AC isn't likely to be on the same level, and I think it'll take more than one week for that to change.
For the future, you should probably just do one article about how a game does sales wise. Having 3 or 4 articles in a row that all say "FIFA is #1 in X country" really isn't needed.
It's about the country charts not the game. The game just happened to be latest/biggest release in multiple markets currently.