Octopath Traveler impresses in European charts

FIFA 18 was the combined retail/digital No.1

FIFA 18 was the best-selling game in EMEA last week, across both digital downloads and retail sales.

The GSD chart reveals that new release Octopath Traveler on Nintendo Switch had to settle for No.2, although Nintendo eShop data is not included in these charts - so it's unknown as to whether the game was really No.1 or not. If you look purely at boxed sales, Octopath Traveler was the No.1 selling game across EMEA regions.

On the individual platform combined chart (retail and digital), Octopath Traveler was No.1, beating the PS4 version of FIFA 18 (Octopath Traveler digital sales are not included here either).

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker rose 959 places in the charts this week to No.4 in the combined digital/physical EMEA chart - again, eShop data is not included. This is following the launch of the 3DS and Switch editions of the game.

On the individual platform chart, the Switch edition came in at No.3, while the 3DS version managed No.29.

Nintendo Switch continues to dominate the boxed charts across EMEA, the Top Three boxed games by platform are all Switch titles (Octopath Traveler, Captain Toad and Mario Tennis Aces) - for the entire Top Ten, seven of the games are Switch products (the three non-Switch games are FIFA 18, The Crew 2 and GTA V on PS4). It's not clear how the machine's games are performing digitally, however, as Nintendo does not share that data.

There was a lack of new releases last week in the digital space, so it's promotional activity that's caused games to rise and fall. FIFA 18 is back at No.1 (rising one place), while F1 2017 rose 7 places, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is up 71 spaces to No.4.

Here is the GSD Combined Physical/Digital Chart for EMEA (Week Ending July 15th):

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
21FIFA 18
New Entry2Octopath Traveler
23Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
9634Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
35The Crew 2
46Grand Theft Auto V
67Mario Tennis Aces
78Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
159Super Mario Odyssey
1210Minecraft: Nintendo Edition

Participating companies in the digital charts are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.

Digital data includes games sold in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE.

Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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