Following the unrivalled dominance of FIFA 23, God of War: Ragnarök, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on the list of the UK's best-selling games, it appears that the situation is changing, and we may soon see some new titles at the top of the UK Boxed Charts.
The beginning of the week is an excellent opportunity to check the UK Boxed Charts standings and see if the situation at the top has changed. We previously reported that the trio launched in October and November 2022— FIFA 23 , God of War: Ragnarök , and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 —have commanded this list for three months now, so it's time to check if the situation has changed in terms of the best-sellers in the UK this week.
The short answer to the previous question is yes, the UK Boxed Charts have a new leader. The new number one best-seller that isn't one of the three previously mentioned games is Nintendo's turn-based strategy RPG Fire Emblem Engage . Fire Emblem Engage was launched on January 20, 2023, and despite having 31 per cent fewer launch sales than its predecessor Fire Emblem Three Houses did in 2019, the game topped the UK Boxed Charts within the first week of its launch.
FIFA 23, the previous week's top seller, slid to second place after a 21 per cent reduction in sales week-on-week, and God of War: Ragnarök fell to third place following a 26 per cent loss in sales. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now in fifth place after a sales drop of 29 per cent.
The biggest risers on the UK best-seller list are two Sony survivors, The Last of Us Part I and The Last of Us Remastered, due to the recent premiere of HBO's The Last of Us TV show. We previously indicated that something similar may have occurred, and we were not wrong. The Last of Us Part I rose to number 20 on this list with an incredible 238 per cent increase in sales week-on-week, while the cheaper version of the same game, The Last of Us Remastered for PlayStation 4 , jumped to number 32 on the best-seller list in the UK with a 322 per cent increase in sales.
Here is the top-ten list of the best-selling games in the UK Boxed Charts for this week:
- Fire Emblem Engage
- FIFA 23
- God of War: Ragnarök
- Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- Pokémon Violet
- Nintendo Switch Sports
- Minecraft (Switch)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Pokémon Scarlet