FIFA 15 holds off Mordor, Forza, Smash in this week's UK charts

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FIFA 15 survived a three-way attack to score a second week as the UK No. 1, despite a 70 percent drop in sales. EA's soccer sim shimmied its way past multiplatform action-RPG Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Xbox-only racer Forza Horizon 2 and porta-brawler Super Smash Bros 3DS, placing second, third and fourth respectively. While the trio of new releases couldn't topple the UK's love of FIFA (and let's face it, few can), they did do enough to outplace Bungie shooter Destiny, which dropped from second to fifth in its fourth week on sale.

Minus the PS4 retail edition of Minecraft (which UK databod Chart Track denotes as another platform for Minecraft: PlayStation Edition), the other new release in the top 40 was Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes in 27th. Finally, while Chart Track tends to hold back specific sales figures, it did release some interesting platform differentials for a few of this week's big hitters. For example, the Shadow of Mordor split is 56 percent PS4, 41 percent Xbox One and 3 percent PC (that doesn't include download sales), while Forza Horizon 2 geared in with a 73:27 ratio between Xbox One and Xbox 360.

As ever, the full top ten and increasingly traditional music video are below the break.
Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats): week ending October 4
  1. FIFA 15
  2. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  3. Forza Horizon 2
  4. Super Smash Bros.
  5. Destiny
  6. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  7. Disney Infinity 2.0
  8. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. The Sims 4
[Image: EA, Middle-earth Enterprises]
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