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The best-selling games on the UK boxed charts remain unchallenged

Published: 12:29, 18 January 2023
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Top selling games in the UK for second week in January
Top selling games in the UK for second week in January

Three months after their launches, God of War: Ragnarök, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and FIFA 23 continue to rotate at the top of the UK's best-selling games list.

Sony 's sales department appears to have a pretty strong strategy since God of War: Ragnarök is at the top of the list of best-selling games in the UK for the third month in a row. The numerous bundles in which God of War: Ragnarök was sold alongside the PlayStation 5 played a significant role in this. FIFA , on the other hand, is a game whose sales peak on its release day and throughout the winter holidays, while Call of Duty is always appealing to new customers due to its high-quality multiplayer content and continuous development of new material.

However, it is difficult to ignore the fact that those three games, regardless of quality, have held the top three positions in the UK boxed charts every week since their release until today. Is it a lack of quality in new releases or an excess of quality in those three games? We don't know how long this will persist, but it's certainly odd.

Despite a 20 per cent dip in sales, FIFA 23 was the best-selling game in the United Kingdom for the second week of January 2023, according to GfK data, taking first place from God of War: Ragnarök due to its 38 per cent sales drop. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remains in third position, as it did the previous week; however, its sales have dropped by 15 per cent.

The GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the previous week is shown below:

  1.  FIFA 23 
  2.  God of War: Ragnarök 
  3.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 
  4.  Mario Kart 8: Deluxe 
  5.  Nintendo Switch Sports 
  6.  Pokémon Violet 
  7.  Minecraft (Switch) 
  8.  Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
  9.  Pokémon Scarlet 
  10.  Grand Theft Auto 5 

Call of Duty Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still in top three on UK boxed charts Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still in the top three on UK boxed charts

Finally, let us not forget to mention the wonder of wonders: Grand Theft Auto 5 , a game that is now in the top ten best-selling titles despite the fact that the original PlayStation 3 edition of this game was launched in 2013. We emphasised Sony's outstanding job on game sales at the start of the article, so what can we say about Rockstar ? Amazing work, ladies and gentlemen!

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