Fifa 2015 hits the top spot of the Ukie Games Charts

The prelude to the all-important Q4 season begins in earnest this week with the ‘FIFA 15’ onslaught.  EA’s latest FIFA is the 21st in the main series, dating back to 1993 with FIFA International Soccer on Sega’s Megadrive (list excludes World Cup/Street/Management spinoffs).  ‘FIFA 15’ accounts for 80% of all entertainment software units this week and a whopping 87% of revenue.  Unlike last year, ‘FIFA 15’ debuts on 8 formats simulataneously - there are no more PS2/PSP versions this year and the later PS4/XO releases from ‘FIFA 14’ now arrive alongside all other versions.  Consequently, GfK Chart-Track total UK market estimates are that ‘FIFA 15’ is +15% units / +23% revenue over ‘FIFA 14’ (weeks 39 compared).  If you align all the week 1 sales, so adding in week47/2013 PS4/XO sales (both Gen 8 versions launched in that week) then ‘FIFA 15’ is actually around the same in units and +6% in revenue.  Finally, ‘FIFA 15’ Gen 8 versions (PS4/XO) account for 54% of sales units, with Gen 7 (360/PS3) holding a still considerable 45%.  There were a few other new releases this week but the only one to make the Top 40 is Nintendo’s 3DS RPG adventure ‘Fantasy Life’ at No8 which is developed by Level 5, best known for the Professor Layton series.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 39 Year 2014
Ending 27th September
LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 FIFA 15 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
1 2 DESTINY PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
2 3 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
6 4 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
7 5 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
4 6 WATCH DOGS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
5 7 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
  8 FANTASY LIFE PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
8 9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
10 10 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
9 11 THE LAST OF US: REMASTERED PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
11 12 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 13 HYRULE WARRIORS PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
12 14 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
19 15 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 16 TOMODACHI LIFE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
18 17 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
15 18 DIABLO III REAPER OF SOULS ULTIMATE EVIL PEGI 16+ BLIZZARD
22 19 FROZEN: OLAF'S QUEST PEGI 3+ GSP/AVANQUEST
21 20 ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
14 21 TITANFALL PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
16 22 SNIPER ELITE 3 PEGI 16+ 505 GAMES
29 23 BATTLEFIELD 4 PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
20 24 METRO REDUX PEGI 18+ DEEP SILVER
23 25 SKYLANDERS SWAP FORCE PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
30 26 MARIO KART 8 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
35 27 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
24 28 SKATE 3 PEGI 16+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
26 29 INFAMOUS: FIRST LIGHT PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
31 30 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
33 31 RAYMAN LEGENDS PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
28 32 MADDEN NFL 15 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
34 33 LEGO THE HOBBIT PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  34 RESIDENT EVIL 6 BBFC 18+ CAPCOM
38 35 JUST DANCE 2014 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
36 36 POKEMON WHITE VERSION PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
39 37 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
32 38 POKEMON BLACK VERSION PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
25 39 NHL 15 PEGI 12+ EA SPORTS
  40 EA SPORTS UFC PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track