FIFA 17 Launch Week Sales Broke Series’ Highest Launch Week Record

By   /   Oct 3, 2016
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FIFA 17 released last week and was a critical success. Now, the week has passed and numbers have started to comes in, not only FIFA 17 debuted at the top of UK top 10 games list but also FIFA 17 launch week sales have been the franchise’s highest in the UK.

FIFA 17 launch week sales were up 18 percent from last year, which was enough for FIFA 17 to pass the previous high sales record of FIFA 13. Also 53 percent of the copies sold were for PlayStation 4 and 41 percent of the copies were sold for Xbox One, despite of Microsoft’s Xbox One S bundles including the game.

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Also Forza Horizon 3 launched last week, and while the game’s sales are not series’ all time high, but Forza Horizon 3 has managed to beat Forza Horizon 2 which launched for Xbox One and Xbox 360. Forza Horizon 3 had the third highest launch week sales in the franchise’s history.

Xcom 2 has launched last week for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and debuted at number 5, and unsurprisingly GTA V is still holding strong and was number 10 last week.

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  1. FIFA 17
  2. Forza Horizon 3
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  4. BioShock: The Collection
  5. XCOM 2
  6. PES 2017
  7. Destiny: The Collection
  8. Rocket League
  9. NBA 2K17
  10. GTA5

There was quite some hype surrounding Forza Horzion 3, and while the game has managed to surpass Forza Horizon 2 in terms of sales, Forza Horizon 3 is currently the most played game on Xbox One.

While Microsoft or Playground Games hasn’t shared any actual figures as to how many players are playing the game at a given time, the latest installment of the Forza franchise has been a huge success and there is no denying that.