As is customary in week 39, EA bring down the curtain on Q3 with the launch of FIFA.
'FIFA 18’ debuts at No1 and of the 5 versions launched the PS4/Xbox One editions account for 97% of sales units – PS4 alone accounts for 60% (up from 53% last year), helped in part by a varied selection of official ‘FIFA 18’ hard bundles. The Switch version is a first for EA and Nintendo and the PS3/360 versions become legacy editions. Activision’s ‘Destiny 2’ drops to No2 after 3 weeks at the top. Microsoft’s ‘Forza Horizon 3’ climbs 6 places to No3 driven by many hardware/software bundles that also offer ‘FIFA 18’. 2K/Take 2 drop one place to No4 with ‘NBA 2K18’ whilst Rockstar/Take 2 move up one place to No5 with ‘GTA V’. Bandai Namco debuted at No2 last week with ‘Project Cars 2’ and this week fall to No7. Microsoft’s ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ re-enters the chart at No11 thanks to some heavy hardware/software bundling linked to FIFA. The only other new release to enter the Top 40 this week is NIS America’s PS4/Vita ‘Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’ at No36.