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FIFA 23 ends God of War Ragnarok's run at No.1 | UK Boxed Charts

Halo Wars 2 back in the charts due to a £3 deal at GAME

FIFA 23 topped the charts in a very quiet week for UK boxed video games.

GfK data shows FIFA sales dropped 20% week-on-week, but it still jumped to No.1 because God of War Ragnarok's sales fell 38%.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 holds third place (sales down 15%), while Mario Kart 8: Deluxe is still at No.4 (sales down 22%). Rounding off the Top Five is Nintendo Switch Sports, which moved up a spot despite sales falling 26%.

There were sales falls across the board, with overall boxed game sales down 23% over last week.

Our first new release of the year is One Piece Odyssey, which debuts at No.14.

A 'Clearance' sale from UK retailer GAME also had an impact on the charts. Halo Wars 2 was on sale or less than £3, and it jumps back into the charts at No.28. And Ori and the Will of the Wisps makes No.34 after a price drop to £5.

Next week, Fire Emblem Engage from Nintendo will by vying for the No.1 position.

Here is the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending January 14, 2023:

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 FIFA 23
1 2 God of War Ragnarok
3 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4 4 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
6 5 Nintendo Switch Sports
5 6 Pokémon Violet
9 7 Minecraft (Switch)
8 8 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
7 9 Pokémon Scarlet
11 10 Grand Theft Auto 5

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Christopher Dring

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Chris is a 15-year games business veteran. He spent nine years at UK business weekly MCV, including five years as editor. He joined GI in 2016 and oversees editorial, sales and events worldwide. He is the architect behind Best Places To Work Awards and GI Live. And is a tiny bit obsessed with market data. He also writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.