June charts: FIFA 18 at No.1, football’s coming home!

With FIFA 18’s World Cup update having released on May 29th and the actual World Cup having started mid-June, it came as no surprise that FIFA 18 was back at the top of the monthly charts last month. Sales for the title were up 67 per cent month-on-month, with the Xbox One edition performing particularly well, increasing 203 per cent month-on-month.

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, having released on Xbox One, Switch and PC on June 29th, managed to take No.3 in the charts, with sales for the PS4 version also being up 16 per cent month-on-month. It’s been exactly one year since the PS4 version released so the appeal for the title has certainly faded a bit, with Month One sales on XO, Switch and PC not reaching the heights of the original PS4 release. But they still performed well, with sales on Switch being on a par with sales on Xbox One.

Pushing Crash Bandicoot at No.3 was God of War, which landed at No.2, with sales for Sony’s best-seller only decreasing 30 per cent month-on-month.

The first new entry in the Top Ten was Nintendo Switch title Mario Tennis Aces, which debuted at No.8. It was followed by Focus Home Interactive and Dontnod’s Vampyr, which debuted at No.9 with sales massively going in favour of the PS4 version (69 per cent against 31 per cent on Xbox One).

Further down the charts, nostalgia drove a couple of good performances, with Sega Mega Drive Classics debuting at No.12 and Capcom’s Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection entering the charts at No.15.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft’s The Crew 2 debuted at No.19, having only been on shelves for a couple of days before GfK closed its report.

Overall, the market was down 16 per cent in value year-on-year but up 23 per cent month-on-month, with the Switch making more money than the Xbox One at retail for the second consecutive month.

Here’s the Top Ten for the period between May 27th to June 30th (data courtesy of Gfk/Ukie):

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s former senior staff writer. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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