The footie sequel appears to be continuing a downward trend for the series, as FIFA 21’s launch sales were also down 42% over FIFA 20. Keep in mind however that these percentages are based on physical sale only; we don’t yet know how well FIFA 22 performed digitally.
FIFA 22 sold 35% fewer boxed copies at launch than predecessor FIFA 21, the latest GfK data has confirmed.
In terms of the split on consoles, the PS4 version of FIFA 22 sold the most with 41% attributed to Sony’s last-generation console, with 27% on Xbox One, 23% on PS5, 5% on Nintendo Switch, and just 4% on Xbox Series X/S.
41% of FIFA 22 sales were on PS4, 27% were on Xbox One, 23% on PS5, 5% on Nintendo Switch and 4% on Xbox Series S and X.
There’s a lot of games that have taken a massive tumble in past week, too. First up, Lost Judgment, which was at number four last week, saw sales drop by a massive 76% resulting in the game plummeting to no.40, while Death Stranding: Director’s Cut dropped out of the Top 40 altogether.
It means last week’s No.1, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, unsurprisingly drops to No.2. But it was still a good week for Mario Kart, which enjoyed a 15% sales rise week-on-week. It is the third consecutive week of sales growth for the Nintendo game.
More PS5 consoles were released at retail last week, which has caused a surge in sales for Sony-developed games on the platform. Spider-Man: Miles Morales is at No.6 after a 165% sales rise, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart jumps back into the charts at No.11 thanks to a 321% sales spike. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut also returns to the charts (at No.19) after a 134% sales rise.
Last week’s new releases all dropped heavily. Lost Judgment falls from No.4 to No.40 after a 76% sales decline, while Death Stranding: Director’s Cut has disappeared from the charts entirely.
Recent PS5 hit Deathloop falls to No.12 after a 41% sales fall. Finally, one more new release lands at No.13 in the form of Insurgency: Sandstorm. The Focus Home Interactive game sold best on PS4, with Sony’s console representing 58% of sales and Xbox One making up the remainder.