James Orry by on Sep 28, 2015

UK Video Game Chart: FIFA 16 scores this week’s No.1, but physical sales are down 7%

FIFA 16 has entered the UK chart at No.1, pushing Destiny: The Taken King into second spot, Chart-Track has revealed.

The No.1 spot debut was expected, but FIFA 16 sales are actually down 7 per cent over FIFA 15’s launch week. This could be down to the rise in popularity of digital sales, especially given the early access and discounted digital price offered to EA Access members.

45 per cent of physical FIFA 16 sales were on PS4, with Xbox One accounting for 36 per cent. 13 per cent came on Xbox 360 and six on PS3. This means Sony’s platforms took 51 per cent and Xbox 49 per cent of all sales.

FIFA 16 is also a great showcase for the rapid adoption of the new generation platforms. FIFA 15 sold 45 per cent of week one units on Xbox 360 and PS3, with that figure dropping to only 19 per cent this year.

Elsewhere Forza 6 is down to third, PES 2016 drops to sixth and Activision’s Skylanders Superchargers is new at No.4 – three places higher than last year’s Trap Team. The Skylanders franchise generated over £1 million in this past week at UK retailers.

The only other new release to chart was Blood Bowl 2 at No.15.

Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 39, 2015

1. FIFA 16

2. DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING

3. FORZA MOTORSPORT 6

4. SKYLANDERS SUPERCHARGERS

5. METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

6. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2016

7. MAD MAX

8. GRAND THEFT AUTO V

9. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS

10. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD

11. SUPER MARIO MAKER

12. DISNEY INFINITY 3.0

13. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION

14. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION

15. BLOOD BOWL II

16. GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION

17. DISNEY INFINITY 2.0

18. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015

19. TITANFALL

20. UNTIL DAWN

LEGO Dimensions is the game to watch out for this week, launching on all systems and with a host of game add-ons set to dominate retail space. Reviews have been good, and the pull of LEGO will be strong amongst youngster and adults, but its high price point could put off those less committed to brick building.

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