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FIFA 20 leads in weekly boxed sales in the UK again

Published: 18:34, 10 February 2020
Updated: 11:41, 11 February 2020
PSG lineup in FIFA 20 UCL match.
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If you're the type that likes to keep up with physical sales, whether it's because of habit or nostalgia, you're not only used to seeing EA's football simulation FIFA in the top 10 - you're expecting it. And yes, it came in first. Again.

While the industry hasn't completely moved on from selling boxed copies, most major publishers claim that digital downloads have begun outnumbering their analogue counterparts. So yeah - almost there. 

Anyway, last week's top performer was FIFA 20 and it's probably fitting that the cradle of modern football religiously follows each of EA's instalments, no matter what. FIFA 20's sales grew by 32 per cent compared to the week before. 

This turned out to be enough to dethrone last week's winner, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Note that the difference in sales was just slightly higher than 1,000. 

Modern Warfare's sales saw a 5 on-week increase, and the physical sales are outpacing Black Ops 4 too, so we've got some good omens here.

"Unit sell-through increased a double-digit percentage vs. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, with growth across both console and PC combined, and PC sell-through on growing 50% Y/Y." 

  1.  FIFA 20
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5 
  4. Ring Fit Adventure 
  5. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  7. Minecraft New Entry
  8. Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  9. Luigi's Mansion 
  10. NBA 2K20

Activision Modern Warfare screenshot showing a juggernaut firing a minigun Cod: Modern Warfare

GTA still manages to practically insult its youthful competitors, and is a living testament that an ambitious and uncompromising vision is a much more effective future-proofing method than just doubling the number of pixels on the screen. 

Last week was also kind to Nintendo Switch, and you can see that a few of them are still there.

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