Obviously Grand Theft Auto V is at the top of charts (accouting for 89% of the entire week’s sales) and this could have made for one of the most boring and predictable weeks in the UK charts with last week’s other new release, PES 2014, in second position – but it’s not.
What on earth is going on? The Last Of Us has pounced back in to third position having been out of the top twenty for a few weeks and Aliens Colonial Marines has jumped back in to 9th. I can only assume that retailers had plenty of discounted copies of the games stacked near their piles of GTAV and many people thought “Ooh, Aliens for a tenner, worth a punt”.
Last week saw a new PS3 hardware bundle featuring The Last Of Us which may have helped the game chart.
Away from the weirdness, Rockstar have a strong showing with Grand Theft Auto IV and Max Payne both charting and Farming Simulator 2013 jumps back in at number 18, no doubt helped by the constant reference to the game on last week’s Mock The Week.
1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V (ROCKSTAR)
2 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2014(KONAMI)
3 THE LAST OF US (SONY COMPUTER ENT.)
4 SAINTS ROW IV DEEP SILVER)
5 TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: BLACKLIST (UBISOFT)
6 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION (MICROSOFT)
7 DIABLO III (BLIZZARD)
8 DISNEY INFINITY (DISNEY INFINITY)
9 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES (SEGA)
10 KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 REMIX (SQUARE ENIX)
11 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
12 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II (ACTIVISION)
13 GRAND THEFT AUTO IV (XBOX 360 CLASSICS)
14 LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS (WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE)
15 MAX PAYNE 3 (ROCKSTAR)
16 RAYMAN LEGENDS (UBISOFT)
17 NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED (EA GAMES)
18 FARMING SIMULATOR 2013 (FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE)
19 PAYDAY 2 (505 GAMES)
20 HARVEST MOON 3D: A NEW BEGINNING (PQUBE)
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2013 UKIE Ltd