FIFA 23 & CoD: Modern Warfare 2 best selling games on Black Friday
Despite the fact that sales for Black Friday have decreased by 15% compared to 2021, games like Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, Sonic Frontiers or God of War: Ragnarok are among the best sellers.
GamesIndustry reports that sales of physical video games during the week of discounts and special offers for Black Friday decreased by 15% compared to the same period of the previous year. In addition, it should be noted that software sales during the celebration of Black Friday have decreased in recent years, and that is that last year sales fell by up to 10% compared to the previous year. Of course, we emphasize that these figures take into account only the sales of titles in physical format, so the sales of digital games have not been taken into account when evaluating the percentages.
List of the 10 best-selling physical video games during Black Friday in the United Kingdom
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3. Pokemon Purple
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
5. God of War: Ragnarok
6. Pokemon Scarlet
8. Nintendo Switch Sports
9. Just Dance 2023
10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
As you can see, the best-selling physical game of the week was FIFA 23 , whose sales increased by 95%. The Electronic Arts game was on sale and included in hardware bundles , plus it has benefited from the World Cup , which kicked off last week. On the other hand, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) once again ranks second after increasing sales by 9%, all this despite the fact that it did not receive a significant discount, while Sonic Frontiers has risen 203% in sales thanks to the huge discounts it had during the Black Friday period.
Pokémon Scarlet and Purple, meanwhile, have fallen down the charts this week. Purple has dropped to 3rd place, while Scarlet has dropped to 6th place; both games are down 64% in weekday sales. Continuing with the Nintendo titles, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe , the best-selling title on Nintendo Switch, has been placed at number 5 despite the fact that on the previous Black Friday it was the best-seller thanks to a pack that included next to the hybrid console. Finally, it is worth noting that Nintendo Switch Sports enjoyed a sales increase of 138% and Animal Crossing: New Horizons was up 85%.