GTA 5 Outsold Uncharted 4 in UK Last Year; PS4 Performed Better Than Xbox One - Report
GTA V continues to amaze.
Grand Theft Auto V continues to perform amazingly well in the UK. According to data from trade body UKIE and sales monitor Chart-Track (via GamesIndustry.biz), Rockstar's open-world behemoth was the fifth best-selling physical game in the UK, in its third year on the market.
FIFA 17 beat Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (No. 2) to the top of the chart. Those two giants were followed by Battlefield 1 (No. 3), The Division (No. 4), and, as previously mentioned, GTA V (No. 5), which has now sold over six million copies in the UK alone. It should be noted that the data in the report do not include digital sales.
Elsewhere in the report, it was revealed that the PS4 was above Xbox One in terms of software sales. Around 45 percent of all boxed games sold in the UK last year were for Sony's platform, while Microsoft's console grabbed 34.1 percent. Nintendo will be pleased that the 3DS increased its market share year-on-year to 7 percent, though the Wii U was below even the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Overall, game sales were down 16.4 percent compared to 2015, to around £776 million. That follows the news in late 2016 that big games like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Watch Dogs 2, and Dishonored 2 all sold considerably less than their predecessors.
Hardware sales were down 27 percent, despite the release of the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S. The only portion of the market that grew was the accessories sector, up 1 percent thanks to the release of PSVR.
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