Biggest-Selling Games Of 2018 Revealed (UK)

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The UK's best-selling physical video games of 2018 have been revealed, with the usual suspects leading the charts. FIFA 19 came out on top, selling just under 1.9m units.

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 was the second-biggest seller, shifting 1.75m copies, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 found its way into 1.2m UK homes, placing it at No.3. Sales monitor GfK Chart-Track says the PS4 exclusive Spider-Man--which finished at No.4 in the overall chart--sold more copies than any other exclusive game in 2018. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (No.5), God of War (No.8), and Forza Horizon 4 (No.9) were the other exclusive games to sell well.

Overall, video games now generate more revenue than any other entertainment medium in the UK. The games market has more than doubled in value since 2007, with a large portion of that growth coming from digital sources such as DLC and microtransactions. Digital sales make up over 80% of the UK games market.

"The games industry has been incredibly effective in taking advantage of the potential of digital technology to offer new and compelling forms of entertainment, said CEO of the Entertainment Retailers Association, Kim Bayley. "Despite being the youngest of our three sectors, it is now by far the biggest."

Take a look at the top 20 biggest-selling boxed games of 2018 below. Note this table does not include digital sales data, and so should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.

PositionTitleCompanyPhysical Unit Sales

1

FIFA 19

Electronic Arts

1,889,401

2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Take 2

1,757,212

3

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

Activision Blizzard

1,172,855

4

Marvel's Spider-Man

Sony Computer Ent.

676,621

5

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo

458,675

6

Far Cry 5

Ubisoft

434,133

7

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

Activision Blizzard

430,551

8

God Of War

Sony Computer Ent.

399,395

9

Forza Horizon 4

Microsoft

392,960

10

FIFA 18

Electronic Arts

351,788

11

Grand Theft Auto V

Take 2

339,805

12

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Activision Blizzard

333,725

13

Battlefield V

Electronic Arts

313,100

14

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Ubisoft

305,937

15

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Nintendo

284,155

16

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo

240,710

17

Call Of Duty: WWII

Activision Blizzard

230,576

18

Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu!

Nintendo

227,767

19

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

Square Enix / Microsoft

226,125

20

Fallout 76

Bethesda Softworks

218,534

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