UK Charts 24/11/14: GTA V Breaks New Records

So it turns out that this Grand Theft Auto series is quite a big deal, with Rockstar’s swan song to the last generation a smash hit on the new just a year later. Having already set a few records last year, such as holding the highest grossing game in a single week, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release has now pushed it beyond Call of Duty: Black Ops to become the UK’s all-time highest selling game. A truly mighty achievement.

GTA V might have been the biggest fish in the pond, but last week saw a few other major releases too. Far Cry 4 became the best selling Far Cry game yet (perhaps helped along by a Tuesday launch, to have more time on store shelves) as it took second place. Dragon Age: Inquisition debuted in 5th during a relatively muted end of year showing from EA – though this is a game which will likely have had strong digital sales on PC, which are not included.

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Last week’s top three all shuffled down the list, as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare slipped to 3rd, Assassin’s Creed: Unity dropping down from 2nd to 6th and Halo: The Master Chief Collection tumbled to 10th place. FIFA 15 managed to hold onto 4th as everything changed around it.

  1. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
  2. FAR CRY 4
  3. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
  4. FIFA 15
  5. DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION
  6. ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY
  7. WWE 2K15
  8. LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM
  9. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
  10. HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION
  11. MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR
  12. ASSASSIN’S CREED: ROGUE
  13. DESTINY
  14. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
  15. DISNEY INFINITY 2.0
  16. SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM
  17. TOMODACHI LIFE
  18. ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
  19. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2015
  20. FORZA HORIZON 2

Source: UKIE

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7 Comments

  1. Interesting. I didn’t think GTA would do so well because pretty much everyone had it on the previous gen. But then, I bought it again so why wouldn’t everyone else?

    It’s worth it just for racing a motorbike along an airstrip to Danger Zone

    • Highwaaay to thuuuh danger zooown, do do dow do dow! Im surprised too, but then it is a great game. It just goes to show how great it is that people want to play it again. Sorry for asking a silly question but do bundled sales get included in the figures? There have been some awesome offers on bundles this month, I bet theyve been flying off the shelves.

    • I was one of those who skipped last gen to hold out for a PS4 release and, wow! Just, wow! When I put GTAV and Watch Dogs next to each other it’s like last gen and current gen even though they’re both on PS4. The number of graphical effects on GTAV just leaves me speechless, I’m very impressed.

  2. Great news and a worthy title.

    We’re smashing the back doors off Dragon Age: Inquisition, here. Absolutely wonderful game so far and clocked up way too many hours in such a short space of time. :-)

  3. Blimey, it really is a great achievement when some people may have to have been selective over their purchases – when you consider the other decent games available right now.

  4. Great news for GTA and Far cry 4. I got both of them and was expecting to play FC4 more but I’m addicted to GTA again. I’m a bit disappointed PES is only 19th as it really is an entertaining football game, I supposed people prefer licences which is sad really.

  5. GTA Morpheus please!

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