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FIFA 18 rules the UK sales charts once more, but only thanks to a heavy discount

Published: 13:18, 19 February 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo looking down at the FIFA 18 logo

Thanks to a heavy discount on the Nintendo Switch version, FIFA 18 is back at the top of the UK sales chart. Kingdom Come: Deliverance has debuted at number two. Last week's number one, Shadow of the Colossus, has fallen to number seven.

Last weeks' UK sales charts are in. The week ending on 17 February 2018 has seen FIFA 18's return to the top thanks to a heavy discount on the Nintendo Switch version. Combined with the other formats, the annual instalment held off Kingdom Come: Deliverance, but it was still the PlayStation 4 version that sold the most copies. 

With FIFA 18 claiming the number one spot, Deep Silver's Kingdom Come: Deliverance had to debut at number two.

Warhorse Studios Knights riding their horses through a forest in Kingdom Come: Deliverance Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Finishing off the top three, we have the chart's mainstay - Grand Theft Auto V. At this point, one can't help but wonder if they simply forget to leave it out of these lists each week. Judging by the fact the game has sold 90 million copies total, with 15 million of those being picked up in 2017 alone, I guess not.

Monster Hunter: World dropped down one spot since last week. Now at number four, the RPG has managed to sell 5 million copies three days after it initially launched, becoming Capcom’s game.

Bayonetta 2 found a place in the sales chart once more, and that place has number five written in front of it. The reason: the launch of the Switch version. The game originally debuted at number seven back in 2014, so this week's placement is its highest position ever.

Platinum Games Bayonetta 2 logo with Bayonetta herself flying behind it, with guns in her hands Bayonetta 2

Last week's number one, Shadow of the Colossus has fallen all the way down to number seven. The rest of the top ten is populated by EA Sports UFC 3, Call of Duty: WWII, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Assassin's Creed Origins.

The top 10 looks like this:

1. FIFA 18

2. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

3. Grand Theft Auto V

4. Monster Hunter: World

5. Bayonetta 2

6. EA Sports UFC 3

7. Shadow of the Colossus 

8. Call of Duty: WWII

9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

10. Assassin's Creed Origins

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