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News video games 29 November 2019, 22:41

author: Matthias Pawlikowski

Football Manager 2020 Overtakes Pokemon Sword and Jedi Fallen Order on EMEAA Charts

Football Manager 2020 is a niche title, but the latest EMEAA sales charts make us wonder whether that niche isn't bigger than we may have thought. The latest game from Sports Interactive has just jumped to number 1 spot on the sales list.

It's already the sixteenth installment of Football Manager, a series that enables us to play the role of a football team manager. However, this difficult and niche game has its loyal fans, as evidenced by the latest EMEAA charts. In the 47th week of 2019 Football Manager defeats Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2nd place), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (3rd place), FIFA 20 and Pokemon Sword.

The first position of Football Manager 2020 seems to be even more amazing, because the game was released on only one platform - PC, while the rest (except Pokemon) are multiplatform titles.

The visual side has always been more symbolic than impressive, but either way we will still spend most of our time in tables, charts and statistics.

The position of PC in Europe is apparently not as weak as some would like it, and high positions in sales lists on the Old Continent can be taken even by niche titles. On Metacritic Football Manager 2020 has an average of 84% from journalists and only 6.0 from users.

Top 5 combined sales results (digital and retail combined).

EMEAA and GSD Charts

EMEAA and GSD Charts are weekly sales reports from publishers (not stores). The report covers both retail (markets: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland) and network/digital sales (markets: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE). GSD charts is an initiative of ISFE - Interactive Software Federation of Europe.

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