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Shadow of War Tops the Australia/New Zealand Sales Charts

Middle-earth game does great in real-life Middle-earth.

Shadow of War Tops the Australia/New Zealand Sales Charts

Today, the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) released the latest physical games sales numbers for Australia and New Zealand. For the week of October 15, the number one best-seller in both regions was Middle-earth: Shadow of War.

It's no huge surprise, given that it was a highly anticipated game by many, but also because New Zealand is pretty much real life Middle-earth. They did shoot the movies there, after all. 

The other top five best-sellers in Australia include FIFA 18, The Evil Within 2, NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18 in that order. In New Zealand, the line-up includes FIFA 18, NBA 2K18, Destiny 2 and WWE 2K18.

The full chart can be seen below. As usual, they only cover physical game sales, so no digital purchases are counted. The IGEA, unfortunately, also does not disclose specific sales numbers.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War definitely took fans for a ride. Our review of the game calls it "A perfect example of how to make a sequel."

Australia

All Platforms

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. FIFA 18
  3. The Evil Within 2
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. WWE 2K18
  6. Forza Motorsport 7
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  10. Ghost Recon Wildlands

PlayStation 4

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. FIFA 18
  3. The Evil Within 2
  4. NBA 2K18
  5. WWE 2K18
  6. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Project Cars 2
  10. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Xbox One

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. FIFA 18
  3. Forza Motorsport 7
  4. The Evil Within 2
  5. Grand Theft Auto V
  6. WWE 2K18
  7. NBA 2K18
  8. Destiny 2
  9. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  10. Rainbow Six Siege

Wii U

  1. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Minecraft
  3. Lego Dimensions
  4. Cars 3: Driven to Win
  5. Just Dance 2017
  6. Skylanders Imaginators
  7. Super Mario 3D World
  8. Mario Kart 8
  9. Pokken Tournament
  10. Mario Party 10

PlayStation Vita

  1. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  2. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
  3. Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
  4. Borderlands 2
  5. God Wars: Future Past
  6. Invizimals: The Resistance
  7. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  8. Looney Tunes Galactic Sports
  9. Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy
  10. Uncharted: Golden Abyss

3DS

  1. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  2. Monster Hunter: Generations
  3. Layton's Mystery Journey Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy
  4. Pokemon Sun
  5. Pokemon Moon
  6. Mario Kart 7
  7. Yo-Kai Watch: Psychic Specters
  8. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  9. Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns
  10. Monster Hunter Stories

Nintendo Switch

  1. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  2. Mario Kart 8
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  4. Pokken Tournament DX
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Lego Worlds
  8. Rayman Legends
  9. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
  10. Arms

PC

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. The Sims 4
  3. The Evil Within 2
  4. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
  5. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  6. Overwatch
  7. The Sims 4 City Living
  8. Total War: Warhammer II
  9. The Sims 4 Kids Room Stuff/Vampires/Backyard Stuff Bundle
  10. The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

New Zealand:

All Platforms

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. FIFA 18
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Destiny 2
  5. WWE 2K18
  6. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  9. The Evil Within 2
  10. Assassin's Creed The Ezio Trilogy

PlayStation 4

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. FIFA 18
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  5. Destiny 2
  6. WWE 2K18
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Trilogy
  9. The Evil Within 2
  10. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Xbox One

  1. Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  2. FIFA 18
  3. NBA 2K18
  4. Forza Motorsport 7 Destiny 2
  5. Rainbow Six Siege
  6. WWE 2K18
  7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  8. Forza Horizon 3
  9. Grand Theft Auto V

Wii U

  1. Disney Infinity 3.0
  2. Disney Infinity 2.0
  3. Mario Party 10
  4. Skylanders Swap Force
  5. Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
  6. Mass effect 3
  7. Splatoon
  8. Art Academy Atelier
  9. Call of Duty: Ghosts
  10. Hyrule Warriors

PlayStation Vita

  1. Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  2. The Lego Movie Video Game
  3. Arcana Heart 3: I Love Max!!!!
  4. Army Corps of Hell
  5. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  6. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  7. Lego The Hobbit
  8. Minecraft
  9. Phineas & Ferb: Day of Doofenshmirtz
  10. Rayman Legends

3DS

  1. Pokemon Sun
  2. Pokemon Moon
  3. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
  4. Monster Hunter Stories
  5. Layton's Mystery Journey Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy
  6. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
  7. Pokemon Omega Ruby
  8. Bravely Default: Flying Fairy
  9. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  10. Mario Kart 7

Nintendo Switch

  1. Rayman Legends
  2. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Mario Kart 8
  4. Pokken Tournament DX
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. FIFA 18
  7. Mario & Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  8. Arms
  9. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2
  10. Lego Worlds

PC

  1. The Sims 4
  2. The Sims 4 City Living
  3. The Sims 4 Get To Work
  4. TItanfall 2
  5. Battlefield
  6. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  7. The Division
  8. Mad Max
  9. Total War Warhammer
  10. Fallout 3
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