GTA V takes number one in the UK


Rockstar dominates the market in GTA V’s debut week, PES 2014 a distant second

GTA V takes number one in the UK

Grand Theft Auto V performed just as expected in the UK last week, entering the chart at number one and bringing an end to Saint’s Row IV’s reign at the top.

Rockstar’s hugely successful new game – which made $1 billion worldwide in just three days – had an 88.9 per cent market share in the UK last week. By contrast, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 entered the chart in second place, but took just 0.68 per cent of total sales.

GTA V’s first week total is more than twice that of GTA IV or Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and beats the record-breaking COD; Black Ops by more than 250,000 sales.

After Grand Theft Auto, the most surprising development was the marked surge in interest for Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, which rose 22 places to reach third – likely due to a price promotion and the generally low sales figures away from the top spot.

The only other new entry was Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning on 3DS, which entered the chart at number 20.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Grand Theft Auto V
New entry 2 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
25 3 The Last Of Us
1 4 Saint’s Row IV
4 5 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
6 6 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
3 7 Diablo III
5 8 Disney Infinity
Re-Entry 9 Aliens: Colonial Marines
2 10 Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
8 11 Lego Batman 2; DC Super Heroes
19 12 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
20 13 Grand Theft Auto IV
9 14 Lego The Lord Of The Rings
12 15 Max Payne 3
13 16 Rayman Legends
17 17 Need For Speed Most Wanted
22 18 Farming Simulator 2013
7 19 Payday 2
New Entry 20 Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning

 

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