UK Charts 08/08/16: Grand Theft Auto V Is Number One. No, Really.

Whut?

What have you lot been up to whilst I have been sunning myself in a tropical paradise? I come home to Blighty to find Grand Theft Auto V is sitting at the top of the charts for no reason whatsoever. Presumably it has been heavily discounted somewhere like Amazon, but even so, the game was originally released 151 weeks ago, who doesn’t have a copy by now?!?

That said it’s a very quite week for games with nothing in the way of new releases. Disney Infinity 3.0 has popped back in the charts are retailers have slashed the price of the game after it has been cancelled, and can we have a quick cheer for Ratchet & Clank? They’re still hanging around the top ten and currently outselling Star Wars Battlefront, The Division, and many other big games.

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
3 1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
2 2 UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1 3 LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
5 4 OVERWATCH PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
4 5 FIFA 16 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
7 6 ROCKET LEAGUE PEGI 3+ 505 GAMES
6 7 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
8 8 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
10 9 RATCHET & CLANK PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
9 10 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
21 11 TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
12 12 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
13 13 LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
16 14 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE PEGI 12+ TELLTALE GAMES
23 15 EA SPORTS UFC 2 PEGI 16+ EA SPORTS
24 16 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
11 17 POKEMON ALPHA SAPPHIRE PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
17 18 LEGO JURASSIC WORLD PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
14 19 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
18 20 POKEMON OMEGA RUBY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
19 21 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
15 22 HOMEFRONT: THE REVOLUTION PEGI 18+ DEEP SILVER
20 23 MARIO & SONIC: RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
22 24 MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS PEGI 12+ CAPCOM
27 25 HEAVY RAIN & BEYOND TWO SOULS COLLECTION PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
26 DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
28 27 WWE 2K16 PEGI 16+ 2K
26 28 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
30 29 BLOODBORNE PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE 2 PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
32 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
32 33 TOMODACHI LIFE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
34 FORZA MOTORSPORT 6 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
34 35 DEADPOOL PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
29 36 POKEMON Y PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
37 37 FAR CRY PRIMAL PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
35 38 MINECRAFT: WII U EDITION PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
38 39 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
25 40 POKEMON X PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK

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5 Comments

  1. GTA V may have a reason to the top….. Xbox One S? It is out isn’t it. Probably towards new gamers/owners and it has Online DLC including creations mode whatever that is called. But again I could be wrong xD
    I am still playing Arkham Knight trying to get the Platinum before Dues Ex releases!

  2. Bonkers!

  3. I’ve been wrestling in WWE2k16 on PS3 and just jurb hunting.

    GTA just had new content released recently for online and this may have pushed it up the charts. It’s also the summer holidays so the younguns probably have GTA.

  4. Astonishing even with how long is it’s price for, usually games drop to £10-£15 within a year or so but GTA is a juggernaut.

    • I don’t think GTA V goes on sale that often – it’s currently 30 quid on Amazon so it probably only takes a £10 drop for it to go straight up the sales charts.

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