FIFA 17 edges out Final Fantasy XV

FIFA 17 is looking like the odds on favourite to win the crown as Christmas number one at UK retail as it managed to stay on top even with the long awaited Final Fantasy XV launching last week. In fact, it was the second best Final Fantasy launch week in the UK, only trailing Final Fantasy XIII. It was also notable that while the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XV was the best-selling SKU of the week, the Xbox One version only landed in 14th spot in the individual charts. Clearly Final Fantasy is still very much associated with PlayStation. Whether or not this showing will help Square Enix achieve its lofty sales targets with Final Fantasy XV remains to be seen.

Other new releases had a more difficult time climbing the charts with Ubisoft’s Steep landing at all format’s 24 and the 3DS version of Super Mario Maker meant it climbed to 25th.

All Formats (all prices):

1. FIFA 17 / EA Sports
2. Final Fantasy XV / Square Enix (new)
3. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare / Activision
4. Battlefield 1 / EA Games
5. Forza Horizon 3 / Microsoft
6. Watch Dogs 3 / Ubisoft
7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End / Sony
8. Pokémon Moon / Nintendo
9. Pokémon Sun / Nintendo
10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition / Microsoft

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