This week’s UK video game sales numbers have shown off some impressive figures for the racing genre. Three big titles have seen noteworthy holds or moves up the sales ladder in the face of stiff competition.
In the past month, we’ve seen the yearly CoD and FIFA installments reach consumers, alongside prime Game of The Year contender Super Mario Odyssey. None of the racing games managed to beat these titles last week, but they still held on relatively well.
Gran Turismo Sport maintains a consistency in sales by holding on to fifth. The latest racer from Polyphony has received quite the divisive response from general consumers on sites like Amazon, but it doesn’t seem to be impacting the number of copies being sold. The PlayStation exclusive was the highest-placing racer on the list.
Forza Motorsport 7 saw a considerable increase in position, moving from 12th to a fitting 7th place. With the imminent launch of the Xbox One X, perhaps British consumers are prepping for the 4K goodness. It’s possible that bundling with the One S also helped this increase in popularity.
The most surprising game punching above its weight is Forza Horizon 3. The title just won’t fade away in the UK and it returns to the top 10 in ninth place. Playground Games crafted one of the finest open-world driving games around in 2016 and as such it’s usually a game of choice in Xbox One S bundles. As retailers prepare for the launch of X, many tidy deals have been making the rounds across most stores. Bundling or no bundling, Horizon 3 continues to get the reception it deserves.
The bad news is that we don’t get a direct look at how many copies of each have actually been sold this past week. The collated figures for UK sales aren’t shared directly by GfK Chart-Track so we’ll have to wait for the publishers to share any required detail in sales numbers. With a busy holiday period about to kick off, here’s hoping all the racing titles on offer right now benefit from all the new console and game purchases.
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