Fifa 17 is biggest ever


EA bring down the curtain on Q3 with a record breaking launch for ‘Fifa 17’. The latest addition to the football franchise is almost 18% up on the debut week of ‘Fifa 16’.

It also edges past ‘Fifa 13’ to become the highest week one in the series ever across our panel of retailers. PS4 takes over 53% of week 1 share despite the presence of the Xbox One S (1TB & 500GB) editions, both of which include a copy of the game. Xbox One still accounts for a healthy share over 40%, while both Xbox 360 and PS3 combine for a 6% share. Xbox One exclusive ‘Forza Horizon 3’ races comfortably into second place eclipsing the week 1 sales of last year’s ‘Forza Horizon 2’ by 12%. It also takes a podium spot for week 1 sales for Forza (both Motorsport & Horizon) titles placing as the 3rd best launch for the series overall.

Various retail promotions allow previous chart topper ‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (+127%) to climb up to No3. ‘Bioshock: The Collection’ (-43%) slips down to No4 after back to back weeks at the top of the chart. ‘XCom 2’ lands at No5 for both PS4 and Xbox One charting as a re-entry thanks to the PC version, which launched in February this year. ‘Destiny: The Collection’ (-24%) drops three places to No7 in its second week. Elsewhere in the Top 40 ‘Super Mario 3D World’ (+999%) is bolstered by the arrival of Nintendo Selects version, propelling it up to No32. ‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2’ (+66%) continues its week on week growth up to No39.

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