Grand Theft Auto 5 is now the UK's fourth best-selling game of all time

On track to become first in the next three months.

Grand Theft Auto V is now the fourth best-selling game in UK history, sales counter GfK Chart-Track has confirmed.

Rockstar's latest open-world opus notched up the milestone this week, as it was revealed FIFA 14--the UK Christmas number one--was still sitting pretty at the top of the UK games chart.

Furthermore, Chart-Track reckons that Grand Theft Auto V will become the UK's best-selling game of all time within the next three months if sales continue its current pace.

GTA V was fourth in the week's charts, behind FIFA 14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

Need for Speed: Rivals was sixth, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes seventh, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition eighth, Just Dance 2014 ninth, and Gran Turismo 6 denied Forza Motorsport 5 a top 10 finish.

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neowarrior121
neowarrior121

yea problem is nearly everyone has cheated or unintentionally been cheated by the cheaters giving free money to all making the online on gta V utterly pointless and practically destroying half of the game.

sol_invictus55
sol_invictus55

GTA5 is the American ambassador to the youth of the world

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

And...? Why is the fifth place game not mentioned? Was it 'Uncharted'? :-P

Gotta say I'm impressed Gran Turismo topped Forza, but I suppose that may simply be because there are more PS3s than XBOnes.

Also kinda expected the article to mention the top three all time UK best sellers, not just last weeks.

rad8045
rad8045

Four months on and I still can't put this game down, even with the not so great story (GTA 4's was better) , But what I love is the huge map with tonnes to find and do. Best GTA game made so far, hell best game made so far. Just my opinion. 

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

GTA 5 was such a let down that I am now back to playing GTA3, Liberty City Stories, Vice City, Vice City Stories, and GTA4. I am having much more fun with these games than GTA 5. The shooting in GTA 5 is totally ruined with the screen flash and X hit marker that flashes over the screen for every enemy you kill. The kill flash destroys immersion in combat and gives me seizures and headaches. The strobe flash kill indicator is a huge turd in the GTA 5 punch bowl, almost as bad as the flashing that ruined torture scenes in Manhunt 2. R* has nice blood and bullet wound effects in GTA5, so they really dont need to add hit markers, or at least give players an option to turn them off.


Also, the story mode in GTA 5 was extremely short and all of the characters felt under developed. And who is Franklin? Why is he here? Franklin feels like a token black guy just tacked on. We never get to know the guy. Why can't we have a cool black protagonist like Vic Vance? Franklin sucks. Even CJ's dumbass was better.

zoeyleft
zoeyleft

so bad. how do people like this not get fired? why the hell dont you mention the top 3???

mkdms14
mkdms14

soo the top 3 are????  WHat????  where are they???

tc0072
tc0072

What's the point of this kind of article without telling us what the top three are?

M3o5nster
M3o5nster


GT6 beat Forza... PS3 still got some juice left.

deth420
deth420

im always under the impression that euros hate america, and americans. yet here they are spending there days living the american dream.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Wow FIFA 14, which is basically the same game as it has been for the last ten years, COD Ghosts which is in the same boat are top selling games of all time? Says so much about the state of the gaming industry right now.

At least Assassin's Creed is up there which has at least had a decent amount of good press.

michyeosseo
michyeosseo

Hi Martin, I got a little bit confused after reading the article because it could also be read as "the top 3 best selling games in UK history were FIFA 14, CoD: Ghosts and AC: Black Flag". Do you happen to know (or anyone else) the top 3 of best selling video games in the UK? Just curious about it.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

Fifa, the game every Englishman except me gives a shit about.

insloanwetrust
insloanwetrust

If the Top 3 games are all COD then I've lost all hope for gaming because all you turds who buy the same repetitive, mind numbing, copy and paste game year in year out are what makes gaming bad. No innovation, creativity or anything just more run n gun bs that you all eat up great.......... What's wrong with you people?

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@Dredcrumb9I almost took your reply seriously.  Almost.  As soon as I saw you list GTA4 being better than 5, you might as well have "troll" tattooed to your forehead.

plaintomato
plaintomato

@zoeyleft Par for the course. Gamespot has fallen so far, running click bait left and right. I just check in from time to time to pass the time and see if there's some tidbit to interest me since GS regurgitates just about anything they can find that will support a click-bait title.


Why didn't Eddie "write" this article?

skts8
skts8

@zoeyleft I think they are re-reporting something that has been reported elsewhere. It's hard to find the info publicly and I think either nobody contacted the chart track company or they haven't responded

mortalsaw
mortalsaw

@M3o5nster GT6 Sucks so bad , first time you crash a car the whole immersion goes to shit  .

welterdude
welterdude

A satire and parody of the American dream which saw as much of it's development in Scotland as in the states.

That being said, no, not all of us hate the US, it's a great place, but the people who seem to think we are inferior human beings just because we aren't American is annoying. (Yes I know those people are a minority.)

beuneus12
beuneus12

@deth420 nah we love americans and their $

too bad the Chinese now got most of it :p

skts8
skts8

@Dannystaples14  Sorry to correct you but it said they are the charts for this week. They didn't say the top 3 best-sellers of all time in the article

beuneus12
beuneus12

@Dannystaples14 Uhm this is the UK market, where Xbox360 rains surpreme. Not much coming out for the 360 besides generic 3rd party titles. Ofcourse it will sell


beuneus12
beuneus12

@DamnILoveGames I think fifa is great ..... to buy once every 5 years

(every worldcup edition sounds good to me)

robertcain
robertcain

@DamnILoveGames You're not alone mate; I downloaded the FIFA 13 demo last year, played for about two minutes and got so bored that I uninstalled it immediately. Honestly I really don't know what keeps people coming back to FIFA every year; it's just as bad if not worse than Call of Duty where innovation is concerned and yet EA continues to brag about it way too much like they did at E3 last year.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@DamnILoveGames I don't, I hate football with a vengeance. Normally I'm unable to say that without people throwing things at me, or receiving death threats.

observer98
observer98

@insloanwetrust What's there to innovate? A military FPS can only go so far just football is still football. How many "innovative" games can you name that aren't just modified versions of old ideas. People come back because they like this type of game and are interested to see gameplay improvements, better graphics and a brand new story to drive the game.

001011000101101
001011000101101

@07wintert Been playing it on console since September while you PC gamers have been stuck with artsy indie titles. lolololol

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@Xirtahm@Dredcrumb9 GTA 4 has a better story than 5. GTA 5 has a better map and blood effects(that are often ruined by the immersion reducing screen flashing and hit markers. Too bad the story of GTA5 is not well integrated into the map, and there are too many missed opportunities in gta5. You cant even beat up people in strip clubs or pull out guns in clothing stores in gta5, not without attaining a star first. Cops in GTA5, shoot you for verbally assaulting them or staring at them. You people sticking up for GTA5 are hype zombies

Dredcrumb9
Dredcrumb9

@sukraj@Dredcrumb9 I love the GTA series, so Ill critique it. GTA 5 clearly has issues that need to be fixed. The campaign feels rushed and short, and the screen flashing kill indicator/hitmarkers that can't be turned off, is a horrible design feature. I am not a 'troll', you are just a hype zombie, with no opinion of their own. You prob weren't even a fan of GTA before 5.

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@plaintomato 

Really, perhaps you should just leave the site and never come back. It should be obvious to you that GameSpot has changed from something far removed from what you once liked - if you ever did.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

@welterdude Darn right a minority.  We're all equally inferior--you all guys have have bad teeth, we're all overweight.  We're like BROTHERS, man.

deth420
deth420

@beuneus12 @deth420 you sir are mistaken! they dont have our money, we owe them money...which im sure we cant pay back. soon they will come and break our legs for said monies.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@robertcain@DamnILoveGames It's because at the end of the day, a sport is a sport. There's so little to work with that there's hardly any changes that can be made. I know what you mean, I got the demo and could only question where the appeal was.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@Dannystaples14@DamnILoveGames It's one of those things I wish you weren't expected to like just because of where you live. I know my brother once received some homework at school which required him to write about his favourite football player but he, like me, isn't a fan of it at all.

girlshavefuntoo
girlshavefuntoo

@001011000101101 @07wintert How is artsy indie games bad?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@plaintomato 

Well, this may seem like a backhanded compliment to you; at least you could swallow that claim of mine about you. ;)

Yet, again, you would be better off not "calling out" anything if you can do next to nothing substantial by making comments.

Rather, just make a formal complaint instead. No guarantees that CBSI would listen though.

plaintomato
plaintomato

@Gelugon_baat Yeah, I can put up with it. And obviously do. But I might say I "call out" the trash, instead of "complaining" about it, but that's semantics so I'll accept your comment as true. On the other hand, there are plenty of regular trolls around here for you to argue with - don't feel obligated to waste your energy on an occasional poster like me. 

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@plaintomato 

So you have been putting up with all those things, yet you can't put up with more? I think that you have a chronic habit of complaining about website matters that are out of your control.

plaintomato
plaintomato

@Gelugon_baat @plaintomato uh k. I have been burning time here for years. From when production values and personality were nowhere to be found in the videos, to now having some of the best produced video reviews around. From when moderators used to delete any comment if they could find the slightest excuse, to becoming the troll-haven it was until Petit had finally taken enough abuse. From Gertsmann getting canned to Giantbomb becoming a sister site. From Gelugon_baat appearing as the resident example of Mount Stupid, to now.


There have always been things to like, and things not to like. But there's no question that the site has seen a turn towards half-written copy-paste click-bate content and Eddie & Martin, nothing personal, were obviously assigned to lead that particular effort.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

@mortalsaw@M3o5nster $1700 for a waterfront cave in Miami.

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001011000101101

@theprismhead @001011000101101 @07wintert Fucking lol. A game like that doesn't teach you shit. That's like saying GTA V taught me how to rob banks.