FIFA 19 tops Red Dead Redemption 2 as fastest selling UK game

Oct 30,2018

FIFA 19 has managed to retain its crown as the fastest-selling game in the UK this year despite a powerful attempt from the highly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption two from Rockstar Games.

It has been eight years since the makers of Grand Theft Auto released the very first Western action-adventure game. The original was a smash hit, producing the long-awaited sequel one of many most significant releases of the year.

Red Dead Redemption two nonetheless sold admirably, doubling the sales of its predecessor and comfortably beating rival Contact of Duty Black Ops 4 in its opening week.

But, it nevertheless could not compete with the launch window sales of FIFA 19. With the big addition of Champions League licensing towards the franchise, the sports game was a smash hit inside the football-loving UK.

With up-to-date squads and kits, FIFA has develop into a must-buy for any football fan but it is still an impressive feat that it was in a position to sell faster than Red Dead Redemption two, specifically when the Rockstar game is thought to possess sold about 600,000 copies.

The advantage FIFA has over its competitors is really a fairly uncompetitive release window with no other main titles released throughout the finish of September.

Meanwhile, Red Dead has had to compete with many of the most significant gaming franchises, such as Get in touch with of Duty and Mario Celebration, as an increasing number of AAA titles are released as developers look to drum up interest ahead of your busy Christmas period.

Nonetheless, Red Dead has unsurprisingly topped this week’s charts and will most likely preserve that spot for a although. In the identical time, FIFA 19 continues to sell nicely, taking third this week in spite of getting currently been out for over a month.

There are actually nevertheless loads of common games to release this year, including Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Fallout 76, nevertheless it is unlikely we will see any sell as quickly within the UK as FIFA 19 has this year.