‘FIFA’ claims the UK online game Christmas No.1 spot for the tenth time

FIFA 23 has topped the 2022 Christmas UK retail charts, marking the collection’ tenth yr because the UK’s best-selling in the course of the festive season.

That’s based on the most recent GfK knowledge, as revealed by Video gamesIndustry.biz. According to the info, FIFA 23 noticed a 67 per cent improve in gross sales over final week, securing its primary spot, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 coming in second place.

FIFA has virtually definitely loved a lift in curiosity because of the World Cup, though the franchise has claimed the primary spot on the Christmas UK retail charts ten instances now, and so doubtless would have carried out so this yr anyway.

As Video gamesIndustry.biz notes, it’s a uncommon event that any sport can usurp FIFA across the Christmas season. That’s with the notable exception of Call of Duty, which has claimed the primary spot 9 instances, most not too long ago with 2019’s Modern Warfare.

Other franchises have muscled their strategy to the highest lately, nevertheless. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was the best-selling sport in 2020, whereas Red Dead Redemption 2 took the highest spot in 2018, following 4 straight years of Call of Duty on the high.

FIFA 23. Credit: EA Sports.
FIFA 23. Credit: EA Sports.

This week’s chart additionally noticed God of War Ragnarok slip from the highest spot to 3rd place following a 23 per cent decline in gross sales. Meanwhile, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion launched in eighth place.

Nintendo can be faring properly within the UK gross sales charts, and has dominated the highest ten this week. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is in fourth place, adopted by Pokémon Violet in fifth, Nintendo Switch Sports in sixth, Pokémon Scarlet in seventh and Minecraft: Switch Edition in ninth.

Finally, coming in eleventh place, is Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2023.

In different gaming information, EA has precisely predicted the World Cup winner for the fourth time, after it accurately forecast Argentina’s win in opposition to France in yesterday’s last (December 18).

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