Remember how we were meant to be getting digital charts as well as physical ones for the UK? It seems to finally be happening, as GamesIndustry has just shared the first all-formats top 10 for digital sales. The result is wildly different to the physical charts, the latest of which you can check here.
This top 10 is actually based on sales from the week ending 26th May 2019, so it's a week behind. This was when Team Sonic Racing took number one in the physical chart, but it seems that when digital data is factored in, it would actually have been Total War: Three Kingdoms that took the top spot.
Indeed, the PC-only RTS commands the digital bestsellers, but the rest of the top 10 is interesting too. Grand Theft Auto V, a perennial presence in the physical top 10, is even higher here, at number two. Surprisingly, games like Monopoly Plus and Uno are among the top selling titles. Then you haves games like FIFA 19 and Cities: Skylines, which made gigantic leaps up the chart. EA's football game goes from 49th to fifth, and the city-building sim jumps all the way from 94th to sixth. It goes to show the power a reduced price tag can have.
It certainly makes for interesting reading, especially when you compare and contrast it with the physical chart. It's worth noting that certain publishers, like Nintendo, Bethesda, and Konami, don't share digital sales information, and so you won't see their games in the charts. You can read more through here, if you're interested.
Here's the first digital top 10 for the UK.
UK Digital Sales Charts: Week Ending 26th May, 2019
- Total War: Three Kingdoms
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Monopoly Plus
- FIFA 19
- Cities: Skylines
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- F1 2018
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War