UK Videogame Charts: GTA V Outsells Entire Universe

GTA V quite literally rules video gaming today

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UK Videogame Charts: GTA V Outsells Entire Universe
GTA V (or GTA 5 or even Grand Theft Auto 5) rules the charts in the UK. In fact if you look at the numbers, it probably rules the UK full-stop.

Basically, since launching last Tuesday GTA V has "smashed the five day sales record for any video game ever, says Chart-Track. Its sales are 2.4 times ahead of GTA IV and it has defeated the previous fastest selling game (Call of Duty: Black Ops) by 250,000 units." AMAZEBALLS!

It also accounted for 89 per cent of the entire week's sales. The rest of the Top Ten (which includes Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 at No.2) accounted for four per cent of the market. In the words of Chart-Track "it is hard to imagine a week where one title has been so dominant or perhaps ever will.'

Chart-Track makes the following statement regarding the remarkable chart action:

"With just five days on sale it has become the 24th biggest selling title of all time in the UK (11th biggest on Xbox 360 and 10th on PS3). It has sold more in its first week than the launch weeks of all other GTA titles combined. It's launch week is 2.4 times greater than that of GTA IV and betters previous best Call of Duty: Black Ops by almost million units. Released on just the two formats, Xbox 360 accounted for 57% of sales and PS3 43%.

"It might feel like GTA V was the only new release this week with 89% of all sales being for just that one title, but Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 debuts at No2, while further down the chart at No22 is Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning. Hardware bundling helps push The Last of Us (+536%) up from No27 to No3, while last week's No1, Saints Row IV (-45%) slips to No4.

"Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (-8%) is down one place to No5, ahead of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+1%), a non-mover at No6. Diablo III sales drop by 49% as it falls from No3 to No7. Disney Infinity (-20%) drops 3 places to No8 ahead of a re-entry for newly retailer-promoted Aliens: Colonial Marines (+913%) at No9. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (-70%) slides from No2 to No10 in its second week of release. Sales from the remaining 9 titles in the Top 10 only represented 4%, making it hard to imagine a week where one title has been so dominant or perhaps ever will."

{NE} - 01 - Grand Theft Auto V - Rockstar
{NE} - 02 - Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 - Konami
{RE} - 03 - The Last of Us - Sony
{01} - 04 - Saints Row IV - Deep Silver
{04} - 05 - Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Ubisoft
{06} - 06 - Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Microsoft
{03} - 07 - Diablo III - Blizzard
{05} - 08 - Disney Infinity - Disney
{RE} - 09 - Aliens: Colonial Marines - SEGA
{02} - 10 - Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix - Square Enix


ghoti 23 Sep 2013 11:32
They 'forgot' to say how many units it sold.
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