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PES 2019: Konami’s game slumps to 42 per cent fewer physical sales than last year

Is this the end of the road for Konami's football series?

PES 2019 sold 42 per cent fewer copies than last year’s game, Chart-Track data can reveal.

Even though this only takes into account physical copies, it’s still a huge drop as Konami’s series loses further ground to EA’s FIFA franchise.

This year, PES lost the Champions League – one of the biggest draws – so a dip was expected.

However, the Japanese developer perhaps didn’t expect sales to dip as steeply as they have.

PES 2019 has got rave reviews but sales have slumped

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PES 2019 has got rave reviews but sales have slumped

The figures raise serious concerns over whether the series will survive another year, despite the general consensus pointing to a very good football game.

Although sales were hit, PES 2019 still managed to cling on to the second spot – behind F1 2018.

Here’s the full top 10 lies below:

  1. F1 2018
  2. PES 2019
  3. GTA5
  4. Crash Trilogy
  5. Yakuza Kiwami 2
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. PUBG
  8. God of War
  9. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
  10. FIFA 18

Amazingly, despite coming to the end of its life cycle, FIFA 18 still finds itself in the top 10.

PES 2019 graphics were improved this year but the loss of the Champions League may have had a negative impact

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PES 2019 graphics were improved this year but the loss of the Champions League may have had a negative impact

Rockstar’s GTA V – which turns five years old this year – hangs on to the third position, thanks to GTA Online’s plethora of expansions and in-game challenges.


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