Even though EA Sports UFC 3 is a new release title, it wasn’t able to outsell one of 2018’s most fun games as Monster Hunter: World remained at the top of the UK gaming charts. The Capcom action RPG has already shipped an amazing 5 million copies worldwide.
As reported by GFK Chart Track, Monster Hunter: World was the best selling game in the UK for the second straight week. It is already being regarded as an early GOTY contender even though we are only in February.
This is the first Monster Hunter in a long time to release on home consoles. Usually Japanese gamers love the MH franchise, but this new iteration has managed to be a hit with people all over the world.
The newer release of EA Sports UFC 3 was the second best selling game in the UK. The game is only available for PS4 and Xbox One. The third UFC video game from EA is performing on par with its predecessors since the series is released biannually instead of annually like EA’s other sports games.
Last week’s number 2 Dragon Ball FighterZ drops down to number 6 this week. The worldwide shipments for that game is over 2 million which is high for the fighting game genre. FighterZ will do well for the rest of the year once DLC and other future content is released.
Square Enix’s Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a PS4 exclusive and only managed to place at number 9 on the UK game charts. The series has not been widely known since the first two games in the series were only available for the PSP system. The series might have gained more fans if Square Enix ported the older games on PS3 or PS4.
Next week should see the entry of another PS4 exclusive as Sony will be releasing the Shadow of the Colssus remake. The game should do really well since it’s getting good reviews from everyone.