Soccer simulation game “FIFA 15” is still the best-selling game in the UK, despite a 70 percent decrease in sales last week. The game launched in North America on Sept. 23, in Europe on Sept. 25, and in Britain on Sept. 26.
“FIFA 15” outsold newly available titles, like “Lord of the Rings”-based role-playing game “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor,” Nintendo fighting game “Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS” and open-world racer “Forza Horizon 2.”
During its launch week, the PlayStation 4 version of the title made up most of “FIFA 15’s” sales, at 32 percent. In week two, the Xbox 360 version hit the top spot, making up 33 percent of the game’s revenue, according to GfK Chart-Track.
Despite losing to the soccer game, “Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor” was the biggest launch of all time for a “Lord of the Rings”-based game, and “Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS” sold more than 2.8 million copies worldwide since its release on Sept. 13 in Japan and on Oct. 3 in Europe and North America.
"We believe we have built a game in ‘FIFA 15’ that delivers the most immersive and responsive gameplay experience ever in the ‘FIFA’ franchise, and we can't wait for the millions of fans to start their season and experience all of the innovations," EA Sports executive David Rutter said in a statement.
Before the game’s release, developer Electronic Arts allowed players to download the game’s demo on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS3 or PS4. More than 5.5 million players downloaded the demo after its release on Sept. 9.
The following games topped the UK sales charts last week.
- FIFA 15
- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Forza Horizon 2
- Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS
- Minecraft: PlayStation Editions
- Disney Infinity 2.0
- Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- The Sims 4