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UK Games Charts 18/01/14: Killzone Climbs, GTA V Drops

Quiet January continues.

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? Insanity is doing the exact same thing over and over again, expecting stuff to change. That is crazy.

Despite Far Cry 3 being nowhere to be found in the top 40 UK games sold in the last week, I can’t help but think of Vaas’ brilliant monologue when this post goes up every monday, and FIFA 14 comes in first place, followed by Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed.

It’s because we’re in January – people aren’t buying too many games, and if they are then there’s no new releases to excitedly forge a new number one. People are buying franchises that they know, and each week the top 10 stays relatively the same.

There is a new entry, at number 18, with Mario Party: Island Tour, and GTA V has dropped from the top five to number nine, with Killzone Shadow Fall jumping back up to sixth place now that more PS4s are in stock, but there’s little change elsewhere.

POS.  TITLE  PUBLISHER  LAST
WEEK 
1 FIFA 14 EA SPORTS 1
2 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS ACTIVISION 2
3 BATTLEFIELD 4 EA GAMES 3
4 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG UBISOFT 4
5 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 6
6 KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL SONY COMPUTER ENT. 8
7 NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS EA GAMES 7
8 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION MICROSOFT 9
9 GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 5
10 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES SEGA 10
11 JUST DANCE 2014 UBISOFT 11
12 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 MICROSOFT 12
13 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 SEGA 14
14 WWE 2K14 2K SPORTS 15
15 BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE 13
16 NBA 2K14 2K SPORTS 19
17 DEAD RISING 3 MICROSOFT 18
18 MARIO PARTY: ISLAND TOUR NINTENDO
19 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
20 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE DEEP SILVER 16

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2014 UKIE Ltd

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4 Comments
  1. camdaz
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    Glad to see Killzone up a few places.

    Comment posted on 20/01/2014 at 11:50.
  2. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I liked Dead Island: Riptide but even I’m thinking “what the hell is THAT doing in the charts?” :D

    Comment posted on 20/01/2014 at 12:00.
    • Dan Jones
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      It’s been on a sale a lot. Nearly picked it up in GAME a few weeks back. They had millions of copies of Aliens going for £3 too.

      Comment posted on 20/01/2014 at 12:50.
  3. DrDamn
    Member
    Since: Dec 2013

    Individual format charts have KZ at 2 – which is nice.

    http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/software/uk/latest/index_test.jsp&ct=110032

    I enjoyed the SP campaign, liked the direction they took the series in. It’s not ground breaking by any means but a nice counter to the set-piece-boom-bang-kerwhizz that CoD and BF have become. Really enjoying MP now. Reminds me of CoD4 in some respects. Map design and distinction/variety in play styles because of this in particular.

    Comment posted on 20/01/2014 at 12:33.