UK in 2017 - Top 10 best-selling titles (including digital figures)

01. FIFA 18 (ELECTRONIC ARTS) – 2,696,721
03. GRAND THEFT AUTO V (TAKE 2) – 1,080,022

Nintendo cleans house at this year's DICE awards

Nintendo absolutely cleaned up at this year's DICE awards. Between Nintendo's first party offerings and a couple third party outings, the Big N dominated the winners list. You can see all the categories Nintendo claimed below.

Game of the Year

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Mobile Game of the Year

- Fire Emblem Heroes

Handheld Game of the Year

- Metroid: Samus Returns

DICE Sprite Award

- Snipperclips

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Sports Game of the Year

- FIFA 18

Racing Game of the Year

- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Family Game of the Year

- Snipperclips

Adventure Game of the Year

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

- Super Mario Odyssey

Japan - FIFA 18 going on sale

FIFA 18 is getting a special sale price over in Japan. It seems EA might be celebrating the fact that the game has hit 100k sales in Japan. The sale kicks off Feb. 8th and runs until Feb. 15th. The game will be dropped by 33%, going from ¥6,264 to ¥4,196. No word on a similar sale outside of Japan.

Japan - FIFA 18 on Switch outsells PS4 version

We hinted at this happening a week back, and now we have the official data. The Switch version of FIFA 18 has manged to outsell the PS4 version. As of right Jan. 7th, the Switch version has moved 89,329 copies, while the PS4 version has sold 77,892 copies. If EA was looking for proof that Switch owners are going to buy their sports offerings, there's your proof right there.

EA very happy with FIFA 18's sales in France

While FIFA 18 might not have been the product most hardcore fans were looking for, it seems the game has found an audience over time. Reports from around hte world have detailed steady sales, and it's no different in France. The title has moved 73k units on Switch, with Nintendo of France's president sharing these other details.

- EA is very satisfied with FIFA's sales
- the game is expected to double its sales from here on out
- this game was meant to test the waters for Switch, and the test was a success
- new announcements are coming
- every 3rd party publisher that made a serious effort on Switch has been satisfied

FIFA 18 Switch sales see boost in Japan, catching up to PS4 version

Well here's an interesting bit of data. Over in Japan, FIFA 18 on Switch has gotten a second wind in the sales department. According to figures from Dengeki Online, FIFA 18 sold 16,006 copies on Switch in Japan last week. The title was regularly selling between 2,000 and 6,000 each week leading up to last week.

To put things in perspective, the PS4 version of FIFA 18 has sold 77,892 copies in total for Japan. Right now, the Switch version sits at 63,379. Futhermore, the PS4 version has disappeared off Dengeki's charts, which means the game's sales have dropped below what they track. If the Switch version has a couple more solid weeks, it could overtake PS4.

FIFA 18 digital version on sale for $40 until Dec. 28th, 2017 (UPDATE)

Looking for an excuse to grab FIFA 18 on Switch? EA currently has the game on-sale via the eShop for $39.99 / €40.19 / £36.84. This sale latest until Dec. 28th, 2018. Perhaps some people who were upset with the lack of features in the Switch version might be able to swallow that bitter pill with a better price.

UPDATE - The same deal is being offered on the physical version via Toys R' Us.

FIFA 18 - latest update available (full patch notes)

Addressed the following issues in Gameplay:

The FIFA Trainer Shot Elevation arrow was resetting its extension after shooting the ball.
The FIFA Trainer Pass Receiver indicator not correctly showing the player getting the ball on short passes.
Discrepancy between the two kicking power bars, the one above the goalkeeper and the one on the gameplay HUD, when taking a goal kick.
Smoothed out the movement of the Set Piece Target indicator.
Loss of controller functionality during the halftime flow if the Joy-Con controllers are changed from Handheld mode to Tabletop mode.
The kicking power bar did not reset if the player changed the Joy-Con controllers from Handheld mode to Tabletop mode.
The Approach Speed buttons were being displayed on the Penalty Kick Tutorial screen when using the Joy-Con controller in Solo mode.
Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate team:

Squad Building Challenge Reward items being incorrectly tagged as Loan items in some situations.
Missing pack art on Premium Gold Packs in some situations.
Addressed the following issues in Online Modes:

A crash in Local Seasons if the player quickly re-enters the mode after quitting out of a Local Seasons match.
Players always having the same country flag as you when in the Compare Stats screen on the Online Leaderboards.
Debug text on a matchmaking error message.
Made the text on the Settings tile in Local Seasons easier to see.
Addressed the following issues in Career Mode:

A freeze when proceeding into the second Pre-Season Tournament match in certain situations.
Incorrectly loading a Player Career save file when selecting 'Continue Manager Career" if the player skipped the initial save file creation flow.
Penalty shootout results were not showing on the Tournament Tree when playing the game in some languages.
Debug text on the My Career screen if you get fired from the MLS and take a job in a league that starts their season in July.
Banners missing from the North America All-Stars Pre-Season Tournament.
Made the following changes in Audio / Visual / Presentation:

Updates to a number of crests and kits.
Addressed the following issues Audio / Visual / Presentation:

The numbers and names on kits were not getting dirty after performing a slide tackle.
Corrections to some of the localized Trophy names.
The Live Form arrows were overlapping player stats on the Team Management screens in some languages.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

FIFA 18 patch doesn't fix spectator bug

A patch was recently released for FIFA 18 on Switch, but that patch doesn't fix an issue the game has suffered from since launch. Some people are seeing the glitch above, which involves the crowd being all out of whack. This issue persists after the patch's launch, so it seems EA is yet to address it.