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Two of Sony’s big PlayStation 4 exclusives featured in the UK’s best-selling games of 2018, with Marvel’s Spider-Man pulling big numbers in particular. The data, courtesy of the Entertainment Retailers Association, only counts physical sales, so you can expect every title on this list to have attracted bigger numbers with digital included.

Here’s the full Top 20, with retail sales included:

  1. FIFA 19 (EA) - 1,889,401
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar) - 1,757,212
  3. Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision) - 1,172,855
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony) - 676,621
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) - 458,675
  6. Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft) - 434,133
  7. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Activision) - 430,551
  8. God Of War (Sony) - 399,395
  9. Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft) - 392,960
  10. FIFA 18 (EA) - 351,788
  11. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar) - 339,805
  12. Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Activision) - 333,725
  13. Battlefield 5 (EA) - 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: WW2 (Activision) - 230,576
  18. Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Nintendo) - 227,767
  19. Shadow Of The Tomb Raider (Square Enix) - 226,125
  20. Fallout 76 (Bethesda) - 218,534

As we mentioned, the web-slinger’s numbers are impressive, but the Japanese giant will be particularly pleased with God of War. You may recall the platform holder admitting prior to its release that the series has never been a big performer in Europe, and one of the company’s goals with this soft-reboot was to make the franchise more relevant outside of its native North America. Job done?

Other standouts include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which sold better this year than last year, and while we’ll leave Nintendo Life to sing its praises, that’s a real testament to Nintendo’s evergreen strategy. Fallout 76 sneaked onto the list despite being panned, while Grand Theft Auto V continues to sell stupidly well despite being over five years old.

[via eurogamer.net]