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Fifa 18 wins the UK sales chart, PES 2018 not even in the top 10

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Fifa 18 was released last week and now it's on top of the UK sales charts. Thanks to software/hardware bundle deals with Fifa 18, Forza Horizon 3 is now at number three. PES 2018 fell off of the top ten list.

Welcome all, to the first week of October. This month is especially easy for me to spell. October. February was super tricky. I even misspelled it now. But I fixed it so you'll never know how incapable I really am. I had to share this with you for reasons that will forever remain a mystery to both of us.

So some games got released last week and now we get to talk about them. Fifa 18 launched on 29 September and made it to the number one spot on this week's UK software sales chart. The football simulation replaced Destiny 2.

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We'll stay on Fifa 18 for the moment, I've got some numbers and percentages for your face. Out of the 5 versions launched, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions account for 97 percent of sales units. PS4 alone accounts for 60 percent (up from 53 percent last year). This year's numbers were helped, in part, by a varied selection of official Fifa 18 hard bundles. The Switch version is a first for EA and Nintendo.

After ruling the charts for three weeks straight, Destiny 2 stepped down a bit and found its place at number two. Forza Horizon 3 was a part of the hardware/software bundles that also offered Fifa 18, so it made the impressive jump from number nine to number three.

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NBA 2K18 is still ahead of PES 2018, only now, PES 2018 isn't even in the top 10. This week, PES 2018 is at number 12. Grand Theft Auto V is doing its thing, on its way back to the "top three neighbourhood". Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy is up a spot and Project Cars 2 fell to number seven. Microsoft’s Halo 5: Guardians re-enters the chart at number 11 thanks to some heavy hardware/software bundling linked to Fifa.

The top 10 looks like this:

1. Fifa 18

2. Destiny 2

3. Forza Horizon 3

4. NBA 2K18

5. Grand Theft Auto V

6. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

7. Project Cars 2

8. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

9. Lego Worlds

10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe