UK Sales Chart: Gran Turismo Sport Dethrones FIFA As Top Selling Game of the Week

October 23, 2017Written by Anthony Nash

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The UK sales chart for last week were made available today, and for the first time in nearly a month, FIFA 18 was not at the top of it. The newly released Gran Turismo Sport took the top spot last week, bumping FIFA 18 down to the #2 slot, a spot that it might stay in with the upcoming release schedule for the month.

Rounding out the top three is another new title, Ubisoft’s South Park: The Fractured but Whole, while WWE 2K18 and Middle-earth: Shadow of War slot in at #4 and #5, respectively. The Evil Within 2 managed to stay just inside the top 10, with Destiny 2 and the perennial high seller Grand Theft Auto V also sticking around.

Here’s the 20 best-selling games through retail stores in the UK for the week ending October 14, 2017, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Gran Turismo: Sport
  2. FIFA 18
  3. South Park: The Fractured but Whole
  4. WWE 2K18
  5. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  6. The Evil Within 2
  7. Destiny 2
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Forza Motorsport 7
  10. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
  11. The Lego Ninja Movie Videogame
  12. Forza Horizon 3
  13. LEGO Worlds
  14. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  15. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  16. Fire Emblem Warriors
  17. Lego City Undercover
  18. Fallout 4
  19. NBA 2K18
  20. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

For more on the new king of sales, make sure to check out our Gran Turismo Sport review:

Additionally, a bunch of world events are also seen on a separate timeline, that way players can get a full view of what the world was like while these vehicle milestones occurred. It’s definitely one of the best additions to GT Sport, and like most of the game, I wish it was fleshed out a bit further. It’d be really nice to include all of the brands, even if not all of them have histories as deep as the aforementioned manufacturers.

One’s enjoyment of Gran Turismo Sport will solely be determined by whether the prospect of learning different tracks and competing in three different online races per day is exciting to them. If you can’t get into that gameplay loop then you’ll want to play something else, as the single-player content is extremely limited, and even the online offerings aren’t rich with features. GT Sport does a few things exceptionally well (you won’t find a better looking and playing racing game), but it ultimately left me wanting more content out of it. Hopefully over time, either through updates or DLC, the size and scope of it will be expanded, but for now players can enjoy some incredible racing, even if it’s quite limited.