GfK Chart Track offers their updated charts on video game sales in the U.K.
through last week. Rome: Total War II
[sic] remains their mis-titled
number one. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
enters at number five on the
full-priced PC top 20
, while The Elder Scrolls Anthology
number four. On the
PC bargain chart
, Euro Truck Simulator 2: Go East
rolls over the
competition to park at number 2, while The Sims 3: Movie Stuff
number one. And stuff. Finally, there's a new sheriff in town on the
all-platforms/all prices chart
, or better to say, a new criminal in town, as
Grand Theft Auto V
makes its unsurprising debut in the top spot, stealing
away the number one position from Saints Row IV
. Pro Evolution Soccer
enters that chart at number two. Here's the their overview on the
Released on Tuesday 17th September, ‘Grand Theft Auto
V’ makes a stunning debut at the top of the All Formats Chart this week,
breaking all records to become the fastest selling game ever.
With just 5 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 ¼ 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