After spending 9 consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts, Call of Duty: WWII has been dethroned by FIFA 18 just one week into the new year. This means Call of Duty: WWII tied the record for most consecutive weeks at number 1, following in the footsteps of another title in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009.
Leaping back into the top 10 this week are PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Forza Motorsport 7, both console exclusive on Microsoft’s Xbox One. Surely to some people’s delight, Star Wars Battlefront II fell two spots to number 5, swapping places with Grand Theft Auto V, which has now been on the charts for 4 years after its initial launch. Assassin’s Creed Origins held steady at number 4.
These placements only take physical sales into consideration as GFK Chart-Track does not account for digital sales. It looks like 2018 is starting off strong for EA, Microsoft, and Nintendo, all with multiple releases in the top 10.
The top 10 UK games for the week ending January 8 are as follows:
- FIFA 18
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Assassin’s Creed Origins
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- The Sims 4
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Super Mario Odyssey
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Forza Motorsport 7