‘FIFA 18’ tops the league again with a strong second week

FIFA18

EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ takes a second week at No1 and actually has a stronger week 2 than last year because FIFA 17’s week 2 coincided with Take 2’s biggest new release of 2016, which pulled sales away from FIFA (‘Mafia III’ was new at No2 in week 40, 2016 and was the 8th biggest week 1 unit seller of 2016). 

There are 5 new releases within the Top 40 this week, the first of which is Microsoft’s ‘Forza Motorsport 7’ for Xbox One debuting at No2.  ‘Forza Motorsport 6’ also debuted at No2 two years ago back in week 38, 2015 and last year’s ‘Forza Horizon 3’ also debuted at No2 (week 39, 2016) and currently sits at No3 this week thanks to the popularity of the ‘Xbox One S FH3 Hotwheels’ hardware bundle.  

The second big new release of the week is Warner’s PS4/Xbox One ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame’ debuting at No7 and this franchise switches from hand-held console to home console release for the first time (the 3 previous Ninjago games have appeared on DS, 3DS and Vita) – this new Ninjago game arrives a week before the movie hits UK cinema screens. 

The third release of the week is Nintendo’s 3DS ‘Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions’ debuting at No19.  The fourth new release and debuting at No31 on 3DS is the 8th title within the Professor Layton series, entitled ‘Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy’. 

The final new release of the week within the Top 40 is Capcom’s ‘Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen HD’ for PS4/Xbox One, an update from 2013’s original release on PS3/360.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 40 Year 2017
Ending 7th October

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 1 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
  2 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
3 3 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
2 4 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
5 5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
6 6 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
  7 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
10 8 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
4 9 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
9 10 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 11 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
13 12 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
20 13 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
17 14 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
7 15 PROJECT CARS 2 PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
12 16 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
19 17 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
15 18 F1 2017 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
  19 MARIO AND LUIGI: SUPERSTAR SAGA + BOWSER PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
21 20 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
16 21 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
23 22 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
25 23 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
24 24 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
29 25 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
26 26 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
22 27 DISHONORED: DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
31 28 ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED PEGI 16+ STUDIO WILDCARD
37 29 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
14 30 POKKÉN TOURNAMENT DX PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
  31 LAYTON'S MYSTERY JOURNEY: KATRIELLE PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
27 32 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
32 33 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
  34 MIITOPIA PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 35 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE - SEASON 2 PEGI 7+ TELLTALE GAMES
18 36 RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
39 37 TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  38 FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE PEGI 16+ SQUARE ENIX
  39 DRAGON'S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN HD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
  40 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO

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