FIFA 16 scores No.1 in UK Charts

EA’s FIFA 16 has claimed its obligatory UK No.1 at the first time of asking following its release last Thursday.

Physical unit sales are down seven per cent year-on-year (and revenue four per cent), although whether that’s an actual decline due to this year’s lightly less enthused critical response or merely symptomatic of the charts’ omission of the presumably growing digital sales pool will frustratingly remain a point of speculation.

There’s little ambiguity about the shift from last-gen to current-gen, however. Last year the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of FIFA 15 accounted for 45 per cent of week one sales. This year that figure stands at just 19 per cent.

Activision’s Skylanders Superchargers enters the Top Ten in fourth place, with Chart-Track adding that total sales of the game and its add-ons generated just over 1m throughout the week.

Elsewhere in the Top Ten Destiny: The Taken King falls one place to No.2 (with sales down 70 per cent), Forza 6 drops one place to No.3 (-46 per cent), Metal Gear Solid V also drops a place to fifth (-31 per cent) while PES 2016 drops three places to No.6 (-55 per cent).

Here’s the GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 20 for the week ending September 26th:

1. FIFA 16 (EA)
2. Destiny: The Taken King (Activision)
3. Forza 6 (Microsoft)
4. Skylanders Superchargers (Activision)
5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami)
6. PES 2016 (Konami)
7. Mad Max (Warner Bros)
8. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
9. Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
10. LEGO Jurassic World (Warner Bros)
11. Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
12. Disney Infinity 3.0 (Disney)
13. Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
14. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
15. Blood Bowl II (Focus Home Interactive)
16. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Microsoft)
17. Disney Infinity 2.0 (Disney)
18. Rugby World Cup (Big Ben)
19. Titanfall (EA)
20. Until Dawn (Sony)

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