Metal Gear Solid 5 Tops UK Chart With Majority of Sales on PS4

Kojima's open-world opus enjoys solid debut, but doesn't outperform Batman: Arkham Knight or The Witcher 3.


Konami's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has taken the top spot on the UK chart and, according to data provided by sales monitor ChartTrack, more than 72 percent of the game's sales were on PlayStation 4.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is the first No.1 for Konami of the year, but the title's first week performance is not enough to place it above Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, both of which had stronger debuts.

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Following MGS5 in the chart is Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Mad Max, while Gears of War: Ultimate Edition finishes the week in the No.3 position. Rounding off the top five are Until Dawn from Sony and Disney Infinity 3.0.

Grand Theft Auto V, meanwhile, reaches its 99th week on the UK chart, holding at No.6, followed by Lego Jurassic World--another Warner Bros. title--at No.7.

Minecraft for PlayStation and Xbox reach No.8 and No.9 respectively, with Batman: Arkham Knight completing the top ten.

The full list of top ten titles for the week ending September 5 can be found below. This chart does not include digital sales data, and thus should not be considered fully representative of all UK game sales.

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  2. Mad Max
  3. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  4. Until Dawn
  5. Disney Infinity 3.0
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Lego Jurassic World
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  9. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight

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