EA Sports FC 24: Dominating the UK Boxed Charts
EA Sports FC 24 continues to assert its dominance in the UK boxed charts, securing the top spot for the third consecutive week. Despite experiencing a 36% decrease in sales, the PlayStation 5 edition of the game outperformed its Xbox Series X|S counterpart.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage: A Strong Contender at No.2
Assassin’s Creed Mirage holds firm at the second position, despite facing a staggering 77% plunge in sales. This decline can largely be attributed to the impressive performance of the PlayStation 5 version.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Soars to No. 3
Thanks to a significant price drop on the PlayStation 5, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor experienced a remarkable ascent from no. 7 to no. 3 on the charts. The game witnessed an impressive 116% surge in sales.
New Entries and Modest Debuts
The chart this week welcomes two fresh faces: Lords of the Fallen at number 4 and The Grinch: Christmas Adventure debuting at the 8th spot. These new additions bring a sense of novelty to the gaming landscape.
On the other hand, the highly anticipated release of Forza Motorsport failed to make a significant impact, debuting humbly at number 23. Another new contender, Fortnite Transformers Pack, made a modest entrance at number 17.
Resurgences and Markdowns
Meanwhile, enticing markdowns at retailers sparked renewed interest in certain titles. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and the Red Dead Redemption remaster both reclaimed their spots in the Top Ten, securing the 5th and 6th positions respectively.
The Top Ten Chart
Rounding out the top of the chart are Hogwarts Legacy at No. 9 and Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch at No. 10. Despite dropping one spot from last week, Minecraft continues to maintain a strong presence in the rankings.
Rapid Decline for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
In an unexpected turn of events, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom experienced a drastic downfall, tumbling five spots to number 15. This is the first time the game has fallen out of the Top Ten since its May launch, despite consistent sales in the previous weeks.
Detective Pikachu Returns: A Disappointing Performance
After a promising debut at No. 3, Detective Pikachu Returns witnessed a steep decline, dropping to No. 22. Sales plummeted by a substantial 70%, indicating a lack of sustained interest in the title.
Several titles made a comeback on the retail charts, benefiting from continuous price reductions. Miraculous: Rise of Sphinx witnessed an extraordinary 510% surge in sales, capturing the attention of gamers once again. Additionally, Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Dead Space also made noteworthy comebacks.
These are the best-selling boxed video games in the UK for the week ending October 14, 2023.
Editor Notes: A Thrilling Gaming Landscape
The UK boxed charts continue to offer exciting insights into the gaming industry. The dominance of EA Sports FC 24 showcases its appeal among gamers, especially in its PlayStation 5 edition. While some titles experienced unexpected declines, others managed to make impressive comebacks. It’s fascinating to witness the ever-changing rankings and the impact of price reductions. For the latest news and updates on the world of VR gaming, visit VR Game News.