Call Of Duty: WWII is still the UK’s number one selling video game, as Need For Speed and Sonic Forces struggle to make an impact.
To nobody’s surprise at all Call Of Duty: WWII is still the UK number one, with a second week drop in sales of just 43%. That means it’s beaten FIFA 18 to have the highest-selling second week of both this year and last year.
It almost beat 2015’s Black Ops III too, and that’s just with physical sales. So add in digital downloads and the game is easily the best-selling Call Of Duty of the current generation.
The news was nowhere near as good for EA and new release Need For Speed Payback though, which debuted at number four in the all formats charts with just half the number of sales of the already disappointing 2015 reboot.
Again, digital sales aren’t included but it doesn’t look good for the franchise, especially after its poor critical reception.
Sonic Forces at number five also didn’t review well, but there’s no indication of how well it did in comparison to its predecessors; especially as it likely has a smaller percentage of digital downloads than other games.
Sega’s other new release this week will have been the opposite though, so it’s all the more impressive that Football Manager 2018 still managed to make it to number 10 in the all formats chart and number 12 in the individual formats.
Lower down the chart Xbox One exclusive Super Lucky’s Tale entered the all formats chart at number 23 and expansion pack The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs came in at number 27.
The highest profile new release of the week though was hardware, not software, with the Xbox One X reportedly selling 80,000 consoles in its debut. By comparison the PS4 Pro sold 50,000 units in its first week, which suggests a strong start for Microsoft. Although the lack of regular sales figures for the UK makes it difficult to draw any more detailed conclusions.
This week is the last big one before Christmas, with Star Wars: Battlefront II likely to unseat Call of Duty from the number one spot. But there’s also a number of family-friendly titles due out on Friday, including Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, The Sims 4 on consoles, and Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon.
UK individual formats chart – 11 November
1 (1) Call Of Duty: WWII (PS4)
2 (2) Call Of Duty: WWII (XO)
3 (5) FIFA 18 (PS4)
4 (3) Assassin’s Creed Origins (XO)
5 (6) Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
6 (8) FIFA 18 (XO)
7 (-) Need For Speed Payback (PS4)
8 (4) Assassin’s Creed Origins (PS4)
9 (9) Forza Motorsport 7 (XO)
10(11)Forza Horizon 3 (XO)
UK all formats chart – 11 November
1 (1) Call Of Duty: WWII (PS4/XO/PC)
2 (3) FIFA 18 (PS4/XO/360/NS/PS3)
3 (2) Assassin’s Creed Origins (XO/PS4)
4 (-) Need For Speed Payback (PS4/XO/PC)
5 (-) Sonic Forces (PS4/NS/XO)
6 (4) Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
7 (7) Forza Motorsport 7 (XO)
8 (9) Forza Horizon 3 (XO)
9 (5) Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
10(-) Football Manager 2018 (PC)