UK Chart: GTAV becomes fastest selling game ever in UK

GTA V takes number one spot with 89 percent of sales for the week, while PES 2014 makes its debut at two.

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Rockstar's critically acclaimed GTAV has stormed to the top of UK chart this week, becoming the fastest-selling game of all time in the region.

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GTAV also becomes the overall 24th biggest selling title of all time in the UK, selling more in its launch week than all other GTA titles combined, and besting previous launch week record holder Call of Duty: Black Ops by almost a quarter of a million units.

On the individual platforms the game is even bigger, becoming the 11th biggest on Xbox 360 and 10th biggest on PlayStation 3 after just five days on sale. The split of sales between platforms is fairly even, with 57 percent on Xbox 360 and 43 percent on PS3.

Despite accounting for almost 89 percent of sales for the week, GTAV wasn't the only new entry to the chart. Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 made its debut at two, while Aliens: Colonial Marines re-entered the chart at eight thanks to retail discounting and promotion.

Elsewhere, The Last Of Us jumped up to three from 27, Saints Row IV dropped from one to four, and Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning makes its chart debut at 22.

The Top 10 UK chart for the week ending September 21:

1. Grand Theft Auto V
2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
3. The Last Of Us
4. Saints Row IV
5. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
7. Diablo III
8. Disney Infinity
9. Aliens: Colonial Marines
10. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix

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iampenguin

And we all know which platform GTAV will sell the most on.

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IV/4/four/IIII

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gilldominic

@iampenguin The next-gen sales figures won't get anywhere near the current gen sales figures.

The 360 and PS3 have sold a combined total of over 160 million consoles.

Even if they are a run away success, it will be a long time before next-gen get to that level of sales. It simply won't be possible in terms of the size of the potential market.

Not to mention that a fair number of people simply won't bother upgrading to a next-gen version if they've already played out their current-gen version by the time it is a possible purchase option....

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supermoc10

@gilldominic Well to be fair, half of the 360 sales pre-2010 have probably had system failures so while the current-gen install base is large, it's not near 160 million.

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gilldominic

@supermoc10 @gilldominic True, and a fair number of PS3s pre-2010 were essentially just purchased to function as affordable Blu-ray players so of the 160 million a fair number of consoles will have been laid to the wayside through lack of use or hardware failure.

However, the same will probably be said of next-gen consoles once they reach the 160 million sales mark. By that point many will quite probably just be functioning as media centres, or not be in use, for a notable proportion of consumers....

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iampenguin

@gilldominic true that.

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Gamerno6666

@iampenguin "57 percent on Xbox 360" lol

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Master_Overlord

@Gamerno6666 @iampenguin thats a mystery

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steelmouth

@Gamerno6666 @iampenguin shhhhhhhhh don't ruin his ignorance, he sleeps better at night thinking the PlayStation rules the world

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steelmouth

@willjohnboy I don't have the figures but the X360 and PS3 sales are nowhere near being close in the UK, the last I heard the X360 had surpassed the Wii and is predicted to outsell the PS2 (besides the 10 year head start of the PS2) soon in the UK so I really don't think the PS3 is any close to the X360 but I will believe you if you say they close

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willjohnboy

@steelmouth @Gamerno6666 @iampenguin as opposed to xbox fanboys who believe that just because microsoft reversed their policies automatically means they will beat sony, they didn't do it for the fans they did it because sony destroyed them at e3 and in pre order sales besides i think iampenguin was implying that GTA V will someday be on ps4 and it will sell best on that platform which it probably wont because rockstar stated it was only for current gen and hopefully PC. does it really matter how much of a game is sold in the uk market the xbox 360 has the majority there (the only place in europe it has that claim by the way) due to the 1 year head start so i'm shocked the sales figures are closer than i thought it would be.

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WheelerJared

Want to play. so. bad.

Have to finish kingdom hearts first.

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Strategizer

@WheelerJared Yea I know what you mean I sort of took a break on kh chain of memories I will be getting back to it this week though. Just be warned it is hard to break from GTAv at least for me.

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iampenguin

@WheelerJared Never heared of Kingdom hears.

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hishamramzan

Now the big question is, Will GTA V still be no.1 when Watchdogs comes out?

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Yamakoichi

@hishamramzan The question is, can ubisoft invent a better character than Trevor?

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shingui5

@hishamramzan

i doubt it. GTA, like COD, appeals to people outside of core gaming. Watchdogs won't have that mass appeal.

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cephas90

@shingui5 This is a good argument.

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Bifcake

@hishamramzan Watch Dogs dosen't seem as impressive anymore.

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frozengrudge

@Bifcake @hishamramzan The game isn't even out yet.

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19James89

@Bifcake @hishamramzan Watchdogs will be a very good game.

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LADIES_MAN_2013

@19James89 @Bifcake @hishamramzan GTA V was a big disappointment for me. So I'm counting onto Watch Dogs.

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@hishamramzan

Watch Dogs ? Really ? Not many out of the hardcore gaming crowd know about it.

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19James89

@hishamramzan It may well replace it as number one, but I don't think Watchdogs will be anywhere near as successful as GTA V.

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frozengrudge

@hishamramzan no one knows.

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WheelerJared

@hishamramzan yeah, rockstar's open worlds are always better than ubisoft's.

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iampenguin

@hishamramzan yes I mean, I think it will be a short but awesome single player campaign. Not sure of it's online stuff though.

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kamikazeespleen

This may not be the big jump from IV like IV was from San Andreas but they've gone through all little details and nailed them. Flying is more realistic, the movement is incredibly fluid and the way they've taken away loading times for missions makes it all completely seamless. Hell, even flip flops flop! What they've managed to do graphically on the current-gen hardware is nothing short of amazing. The draw distance is almost infinite and the detailing for the characters, terrain and vehicles is just remarkable.

It's by no means perfect as there are some things that I don't like and annoy me but it is definitely one of the best made and fun games ever made and it deserves all the praise its getting.

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hishamramzan

Still waiting for GTA online

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mexetudo13

Finished on PS3. Can't wait for it to come to the MASTER RACE. I mean OUYA of course

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19James89

@mexetudo13 Man you must have spent the last six days on the PS3 constantly! I got mine on Tuesday and I'm half way through the game. Respect to you!

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

I got it on my Xbox 360 and so far, I'm just entering Trevors story but I have a long way to go and once I'm finish, I'll get the PC version.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

So far Franklin has been my favorite guy and now for the nip-picking, I'm not impressed with this game as much as I was with San Andreas. The physics STILL SUCK and the camera is horribly wobbly in the flying vehicles. I was expecting so much more. The dialogue is funny and the cars are cool, but there's still way too much limitation - so many buildings you can't enter - omnipotent police. I don't understand how failing a jump causes you to shrink into a lump like a ragdoll but all in all GTA V is fun and I'm still waiting for the PC version.

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robbiejones

@EasyComeEasyGo I still don't like how the character controls stiffly grrr hated it in red dead redemption and it's still the same in gta 5 :(. the shooting still bad also

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kamikazeespleen

@EasyComeEasyGo The camera isn't wobbly in planes, its turbulence they've introduced and I actually like this feature. Makes it more interesting to fly. I think the lack of interiors is definitely a disappointment but it sounds like they're saving a lot of that for GTA Online.

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mexetudo13

@kamikazeespleen @EasyComeEasyGo They're saving the disappointment for GTA Online ? :P

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kamikazeespleen

@mexetudo13 @kamikazeespleen @EasyComeEasyGo Bitch please, its gon' be awsum :3

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19James89

@EasyComeEasyGo It's all about Trevor Philips, that fella is an entire hamper short of a picnic, he's the type of fella I'd take on the magic tea cups at Alton Towers.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

Trevor is cool but man, that guy got problems but his dialogue is funny as hell.

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Yamakoichi

@EasyComeEasyGo Trevor is the only character I can stand, Franklin is a whiney bitch and Michael needs to learn to beat his kids. They need to be taught their place in the world the entitled pricks.

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Axile11

@EasyComeEasyGo dont be scared of the police, just go pew pew pew pew, and they will leave you alone

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19James89

@tom2750 @AggrandizedUser A great game is subjective, a great game has to have a great storyline and great gameplay that keeps me hooked. The Last of Us does this, but I don't think it's as great as Bioshock (2007) for instance, but that's just my opinion.

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Axile11

two more weeks for beyond two souls yay

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19James89

@Axile11 That looks like a steaming pile of fox excrement.

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Gamerno6666

COD : ghost comes and breaks all record. sigh. :'(

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quinten488

@Gamerno6666 Doubt it, preorders for CoD are not even close to GTAV.

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hishamramzan

@Gamerno6666 BF4 is gonna crush COD ghost

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HonorOfGod

@Gamerno6666 it better not... Pokemon X and Y does and I will be happy :D

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PuppetKutaro

@Gamerno6666 Not gonna happen.

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Gamerno6666

@PuppetKutaro @Gamerno6666 You underestimate human stupidity boy.

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Yamakoichi

@PuppetKutaro @Gamerno6666 I doubt it, people are dumb, look at how many nextgen presales there are.

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Gamerno6666

@PuppetKutaro @Gamerno6666 hope you are right.

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PuppetKutaro

@Gamerno6666 @PuppetKutaro GTA V sold 5 times as fast as the best selling CoD. Ghosts will never be able to break that record. Especially when many will be holding on to buy the next-gen version of that game.

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Fighting40

@Gamerno6666 @PuppetKutaro ^What he said

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PuppetKutaro

"Aliens: Colonial Marines re-entered the chart at eight thanks to retail discounting and promotion."

What?! Even $1 is too much for that garbage.