FIFA 16 rules UK gaming charts on debut

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EA has again landed top spot on the UK gaming charts with the launch of FIFA 16 on September 24 and while the much awaited launch did help EA reclaim the ace position, the sales numbers aren’t really as high as FIFA 15.

According to Gfk Chart-Track, in terms of unit sell-through, FIFA 16 is down around 7 per cent over last year’s ‘FIFA 15’ debut week. However, there is a glimmer of positive news as well that the revenue is only down 4 per cent thanks to the concentration of sales towards Gen 8 versions and Deluxe/Ultimate Team SKU’s.

Another thing that Gfk Chart-Track pointed out in its weekly update is that Xbox 360/PS3 versions of ‘FIFA 16’ accounted for just 19 per cent of sales this year indicating that PS4 and Xbox One have penetrated a lot more over the course of last few months.

FIFA 16 pushed last week’s topper ‘Destiny: The Taken King’ from Activision Blizzard to second spot while Microsoft’s ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ is now placed third. Konami has two spots in the charts – Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain at #5 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 #6.

Skylanders Superchargers was also released this week, but it couldn’t manage to hit the top 3 and had to suffice with the fourth spot.