FIFA 18 plays keep-away with new releases in UK Charts


Football more popular than monsters

Electronic Arts FIFA 18 is celebrating its third week at the number one spot in the U.K. Charts, having held off the debuts of both Middle-earth: Shadow of War, which comes in at number two, and The Evil Within 2, which debuted at three.

The two new third-person adventures slammed into the Top Five, pushing back the Forza duo that made a huge impact last week. I am somewhat surprised that Shadow of War didn’t take the top spot, despite its numerous controversies, but it wasn’t to be, at least not this week.

There were few shake-ups to the chart standings aside from that. Survival horror title Friday the 13th also saw a physical release this week, debuting modestly at number fifteen.

U.K. video game sales chart w/e: October 14 2017(Chart reflects in-store sales only)

1. FIFA 18 – Electronic Arts 2. Middle-earth: Shadow of War – Warner Bros. Interactive3. The Evil Within 2 – Bethesda4. Forza Motorsport 7 – Microsoft 5. Forza Horizon 3 – Microsoft6. Destiny 2 – Activision Blizzard7. Grand Theft Auto V – Take 28. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane TrilogyActivision Blizzard9. LEGO Worlds – Warner Bros Interactive10. The LEGO Ninjago Movie Videogame – Warner Bros Interactive

U.K. video game charts [GFK Chart-Track]