The latest UK boxed sales charts data has been released, and it appears that EA Sports FC 24 has emerged victorious despite not having the FIFA license.
Unsurprisingly, EA Sports FC 24 has debuted at number one for the week ending September 30th, which also happens to be the game’s release date.
Based on data collected by analysts GfK (courtesy of GamesIndustry.biz), the launch sales of EA Sports FC 24 were 30% lower than FIFA 23. However, it is still the second biggest retail launch in the UK this year, beaten only by The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which has had exceptional sales.
In second place is Mortal Kombat 1 by Warner Bros and Netherrealm, which was in first place last week. The third spot is claimed by the ever-popular Hogwarts Legacy.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sits comfortably in fourth place, while Grand Theft Auto V takes the fifth spot, marking its tenth year since its initial release.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom holds the sixth position, followed by Minecraft at seventh.
Returning to the charts in eighth place is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, possibly fueled by the recent announcement by lead actor Cameron Monaghan about the development of a third game in the series. Additionally, a performance mode patch released earlier this month, along with other quality-of-life improvements, could have contributed to its resurgence.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II secures the ninth spot, but it is likely to be replaced by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III upon its release in November.
In an amusing turn of events, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Complete Edition takes tenth place, while the Game of the Year Edition of the same game is at eleventh.
The twelfth to fifteenth positions are filled by Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Crew Motorfest, and Cyberpunk 2077, respectively.