FIFA is Christmas No.1 as God of Warfare drops to 3rd place | UK Boxed Charts


FIFA 23 was the best-selling sport within the 2022 Christmas UK retail charts, based on GfK.

The sport loved a 67% surge in gross sales evaluate to final week, preserving Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 2 at bay, with the shooter seeing a 13% increase in gross sales.

Whereas it is attainable, maybe possible, FIFA may have been boosted by curiosity on this 12 months’s World Cup, which ended over the weekend, EA’s soccer collection is an everyday Christmas chart topper at UK retail – as is Name of Responsibility.

That is the tenth 12 months since GfK started monitoring retail information that FIFA has been Christmas No.1, pulling forward of Name of Responsibility, which has been Christmas No.1 9 instances (most just lately with 2019’s Fashionable Warfare).

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There have been just a few breaks in recent times, with Murderer’s Creed Valhalla taking No.1 in 2020 and Pink Useless Redemption 2 taking the title in 2018. (Previous to that, it was 4 consecutive years of Name of Responsibility)

Final week’s No.1, God of Warfare: Ragnarok, slips to 3rd place after a 23% week-on-week decline in gross sales.

There was just one new entry this week, with Sq. Enix’s Disaster Core: Ultimate Fantasy 7 reunion debuting at No.8.

The remainder of the Prime Ten is dominated by Nintendo titles, with Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Change Sports activities and the newest Pokémon duo accounting for No.4 by means of No.7, and the Change version of Minecraft (which is printed by Nintendo) at No.9.

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Ubisoft’s Simply Dance 2023 rounds off the Prime Ten, with Change accounting for 87% of all gross sales.

Right here is the GfK UK Boxed Prime Ten for the week ending December 17:

Final Week This Week Title
2 1 FIFA 23
3 2 Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 2
1 3 God of Warfare: Ragnarok
5 4 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
4 5 Pokémon Violet
6 6 Nintendo Change Sports activities
7 7 Pokémon Scarlet
NEW 8 Disaster Core: Ultimate Fantasy 7 Reunion
10 9 Minecraft: Change Version
11 10 Simply Dance 2023

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