UK Video Game Charts: Gran Turismo 6 Crashes

Sony's PS3-only title has a terrible opening

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UK Video Game Charts: Gran Turismo 6 Crashes
Sony's decision to release its flagship driving title - Gran Turismo 6 - appears to have blown up in its face just a bit with the game entering the GFk Chart-Track compiled All Formats, All Prices Top 20 at #08.

Remaining at #1 is Activision Blizzard's, Call of Duty: Ghosts which would seem to be on track for Xmas #1 as well given the dearth of any new releases coming up. So, what's the analysis aside from 'People are buying Next Gen game?' Let's see what Chart-track says:

"With both new consoles off and running it's no change for the Top 3 with Activision Blizzard at No1 with Call of Duty: Ghosts (+2%), EA at No2 with FIFA 14 (-15%) and EA at No3 with Battlefield 4 (-35%).

"Ubisoft climb 1 place to No4 with Assassin's Creed IV (-15%) and Rockstar/Take 2 climb 2 places to No5 with Grand Theft Auto V (+19%). There's no change at No6 with Warner's Lego Marvel Superheroes (-13%) and Ubisoft climb 2 places with Just Dance 2014 at No7 (+70%). The lone new entry at No8 within the All Formats Top 40 is Sony's Gran Turismo 6 for PS3.

"It's been 3 years since Gran Turismo 5 on PS3 and that title marked the highpoint for the series in terms of Week 1 sales (selling close to 5 times the amount shown for GT6). But of course, consumers have a new Sony console under the TV right now, or are considering a PS4 purchase right now, which will affect GT 6's sales. Plenty of titles within the Top 40 have moved up a few places thanks to retailer promotions this week, for example Take 2's WWE 2K14 up 8 places to No14 (+191%) and Sony's LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, re-entering at No38 (+116%)."


{01} - 01 - Call of Duty: Ghosts - Activision Blizzard
{02} - 02 - FIFA 14 - Electronic Arts
{03} - 03 - Battlefield 4 - Electronic Arts
{05} - 04 - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Ubisoft
{07} - 05 - Grand Theft Auto V - Take 2
{06} - 06 - Lego Marvel Super Heroes - Warner Bros. Interactive
{09} - 07 - Just Dance 2014 - Ubisoft
{NE} - 08 - Gran Turismo 6 - Sony Computer ent.
{04} - 09 - Killzone: Shadow Fall - Sony Computer ent.
{10} - 10 - Batman: Arkham Origins - Warner Bros. Interactive
{08} - 11 - Need for Speed: Rivals - Electronic Arts
{11} - 12 - Skylanders Swap Force - Activision Blizzard
{12} - 13 - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Microsoft
{22} - 14 - WWE 2K14 - Take 2
{16} - 15 - Disney Infinity - Disney Interactive Studios
{19} - 16 - Tomb Raider - Square Enix Europe
{20} - 17 - Football Manager 2014 - Sega
{13} - 18 - Knack - Sony Computer ent.
{17} - 19 - the Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds - Nintendo
{14} - 20 - Super Mario 3D World - Nintendo

Comments

config 9 Dec 2013 11:46
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Not sure it's entirely *that* bad an entry position for GT6. Just look at the competition - aside from GTAV, the rest are perennials that, because of their incessant regurgitation, naturally appear at the top of the buying parent's Xmas list. Their kids were probably in-utero the last time there was a good GT on the shelves.
DrkStr 9 Dec 2013 13:11
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consumers have a new Sony console under the TV right now, or are considering a PS4 purchase right now, which will affect GT 6's sales

That and GT5 wasn't fun at all, not surprised people are giving GT6 a miss.
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