FIFA 16 tops September physical sales in the UK despite overall market drop

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 8 October 2015 13:49 GMT

FIFA 16 continues to be the hottest game in the month it’s released in, fending off two other heavy-hitters.

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FIFA 16 is responsible for almost one third of all boxed games sales in the UK during September. The game, which came out on September 24, sold more than Destiny: The Taken King and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain at retail, both of which came out in the same month.

The details are courtesy of GfK Chart-Track, which notes that monthly sales topped at 2.67m copies for all titles. That represents a 6.5 percent drop, compared to the same period last year.

FIFA 16 managed this spot despite having 7% less week one sales than FIFA 15. PES 2016 is nowhere to be seen in the top ten.

Here are the top ten sellers for September:

  • 1- FIFA 16
  • 2- Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • 3- Destiny: The Taken King
  • 4- Mad Max
  • 5- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • 6- Until Dawn
  • 7- Forza Motorsport 6
  • 8- Disney Infinity 3.0
  • 9- Grand Theft Auto 5
  • 10- Super Mario Maker

These numbers of course reflect retail only in the UK, tracked from August 23 to September 26.

Thanks, MCVUK.

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