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FIFA 19 holds strong against Assassin's Creed and Forza Horizon

Published: 15:54, 08 October 2018
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Neymar doing a rabona kick in FIFA 19
FIFA 19

Even though FIFA 19 faced two newcomers to the chart in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Forza Horizon 4, it managed to fend off them greenhorns and stay on top, even though the latter saw some impressive results in UK's physical sales chart.

First things first though - FIFA 19 actually took a 64 per cent on-week hit in the second week of sales. Such results are expected though and are said to be an improvement over FIFA 18's, even though its actual sales are lagging behind the same game significantly.

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey comes in respectable second and while it also trails its predecessor, the comparison is a bit pointless for several factors. Namely, it launched a month earlier than Origins and the chart only tracks physical releases and the only thing worth noting is that PS4 made up for 63 per cent of sales, the rest going to the Xbox One crowd.

Forza Horizon 4's choice of UK as an in-game setting has proven to be a hit, with Xbox heads claiming it's the fastest selling FH title in the country ever. Apparently the game brought about an uptake in subscriptions as well, all of which suggests Playground have done a grand job on the game. Perhaps even more so considering the sort of quality you need in a racing game for people to get excited for.

Just like its exclusive predecessor Kratos, Spider-Man may not be the main theme of the party but it's far from gone, as Marvel's webslinger simply slipped below to accommodate the newcomers. Its fourth place is likely to change in the weeks to come though, but PS4 exclusives tend to linger in the chart for a while.

Super Mario Party is the third and last newcomer to the top 10, coming in fifth, followed by the new Lara Croft and Tekken 7's surprising return.

Ubisoft Kassandra, one of two protagonists of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Kassandra

As usual, be warned that the chart doesn't account for digital sales. The top 10 looks like this:

  • FIFA 19
  • Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Spider-Man
  • Super Mario Party
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Tekken 7
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
  • Project Cars 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V

Forza Horizon 4 racing game by Playground Games and Microsoft

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