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That’s according to the latest GfK data, as published by GamesIndustry.biz. According to the data, FC 24 saw a 67 per cent increase in sales over last week, securing its number one spot, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 coming in second place.
FC has almost certainly enjoyed a boost in interest due to the World Cup, although the franchise has claimed the number one spot on the Christmas UK retail charts ten times now, and so likely would have done so this year anyway.
As GamesIndustry.biz notes, it’s a rare occasion that any game can usurp FC around the Christmas season. That’s with the notable exception of Call of Duty, which has claimed the number one spot nine times, most recently with 2019’s Modern Warfare.
Other franchises have muscled their way to the top in recent years, however. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was the best-selling game in 2020, while Red Dead Redemption 2 took the top spot in 2018, following four straight years of Call of Duty at the top.
This week’s chart also saw God of War Ragnarok slip from the top spot to third place following a 23 per cent decline in sales. Meanwhile, Crisis Core buy FCUT 24 Coins : Final Fantasy 7 Reunion released in eighth place.