FIFA 16 is the week’s No.1 video game, holding on at the top despite a 74 per cent drop in sales week-on-week.
EA’s sports franchise even managed to outpace the launch sales of LEGO Dimensions, which itself comfortably became the year’s biggest Toys to Life launch – ahead of both Disney Infinity 3.0 and Skylanders Superchargers.
LEGO may be the year’s biggest Toys to Life launch, but in terms of the sector as a whole it becomes the third best launch behind Skylanders Giants and Skylanders Swap Force.
Elsewhere NBA 2K16 charts at No.3 with sales up 53 per cent over last year’s launch and becoming the biggest week 1 seller in the series to date.
Destiny: The Taken King and Forza 6 are down to No.4 and No.5 respectively, followed by 3DS title Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer at No.6.
Activision’s heavily criticised Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 doesn’t quite make the triumphant return to the charts that the publisher would have hoped for, though, starting life at No.12 and looking unlikely to perform well over its lifetime.
Konami’s PES 2016 also appears to be struggling despite a positive reaction from players and critics, dropping out of the Top 10 to No.11.
Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 40, 2015
1. FIFA 16
2. LEGO DIMENSIONS
3. NBA 2K16
4. DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING
5. FORZA MOTORSPORT 6
6. ANIMAL CROSSING: HAPPY HOME DESIGNER
7. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
8. SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS
9. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
10. MAD MAX
11. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016
12. TONY HAWK PRO SKATER 5
13. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
14. DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
15. SUPER MARIO MAKER
16. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015
17. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
18. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS
19. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
20. GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION
We could see a new No.1 next week with three big titles hitting stores over the course of the next five days. Rock Band makes its return, benefiting from being compatible with previously purchased DLC. Also new is Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection from Sony and Activision’s Transformers: Devastation.