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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HonorOfGod

blabla I just want to see what Gaben is up to today.. glad its not Cod btw.

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Gamerno6666

@HonorOfGod Half Life 3 officially cancelled.

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HonorOfGod

@Gamerno6666 @HonorOfGod nuuuuuuuu Gaben!!! ...T.T


Gayben lol

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Axile11

@HonorOfGod you got a problem with GTA boy

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HonorOfGod

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod what you gonna do about it huhuhu? lol jk eh its an alright game fun mhm but to me its not the WOW game people make it out to be.

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HonorOfGod

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod that works too.

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Axile11

@HonorOfGod @Axile11 I beat up random people for that

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Axile11

@Gamerno6666 @Axile11 @HonorOfGod not really, cant tell you how many swat I took out in GTA V

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HonorOfGod

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod you can get your money back if you kill them.

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HonorOfGod

@EasyComeEasyGo Stopit!! makes me thing youre up to something lol

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Gamerno6666

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod you are playing GTA wrong. lol

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Axile11

@HonorOfGod @Axile11 lol I just see no point in killing them

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

I'm always nice HonorOfGod.

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HonorOfGod

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod ... how dare you be nice.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

I shoot them Bitches!

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Axile11

@HonorOfGod I never ran over hookers, I paid them promptly and bid them adieu

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HonorOfGod

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod because you guys are always running over hookers lol

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Axile11

@HonorOfGod @Axile11 lol well I havent played GTA in ten years so I kinda missed doing random things in Gta and why do people assume all we do in GTA is run over hookers

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hippiesanta

GTAGTAGTAGTA everywhere ,..... suddendly sounds sooo overated ..... like angry bird and candy crush

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Axile11

@hippiesanta god I hate mobile games

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HonorOfGod

@Axile11 @hippiesanta angry birds is on console too loll.

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Axile11

@PuppetKutaro @Axile11 @HonorOfGod @hippiesanta Wow just wow, the hell is this industry coming to

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PuppetKutaro

@Axile11 @HonorOfGod @hippiesanta Believe it or not, but Angry Birds Trilogy is available on every major platform and 3DS.

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Axile11

@HonorOfGod @Axile11 @hippiesanta you got to be fucking with me that cant be true

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

Of course GTA V is the number one game. What did you guys Expect?

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Axile11

@EasyComeEasyGo for GTA V to be at 5

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wexorian

Good to see SR 4th and minecraft in top 10.

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Axile11

its hell waiting for the GTA Onliine

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19James89

@Axile11 I agree, but I am enjoying cruising around as Trevor Philips.

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highlanderjimd

an only on 2 platforms.... so far. PC will add a load of sales in 6 months time

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Axile11

Wow the last of us was that low on the list and still came back in third, lets see bioshock infinite do that

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Gamerno6666

@Axile11 umm why are you comparing 2 very different games?

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Axile11
@Gamerno6666 @Axile11 i wasnt comparing
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kkee

Definitely file this under the 'Shocking News' category. Good to see The Last of Us back up there with the new hardware bundle.

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iampenguin

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

Seriously I would not play that game if it was given to me for free.

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PuppetKutaro

@iampenguin Lol, I posted something similar above before I saw your comment here. And you're right, who keeps buying this crap?

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Slim_Lyrics

@AggrandizedUser You can do better than that. Next time try to incorporate some stinging humor to rile fans up even more. Average bit of trolling overall, i give it a 5/10.

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delete-EasyComeEasyGo

That was not a Troll.

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19James89

@Slim_Lyrics @AggrandizedUser I doubt he's trolling, he's just giving his honest opinion and he's not the only person who thinks that way about The Last of Us.

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iampenguin

I learn't a new word reading this, "besting".

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Saladudo

@iampenguin You enhave surpasted yourself just for besting any other comment you enhave writenered before.

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iampenguin

@Saladudo @iampenguin and now i jsut learn't a whole lot more :P

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Ibra8

What about the US

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19James89

I'm disappointed that Diablo III isn't higher in the list, a cracking game by all accounts. But I am delighted that GTA V is top of the list, what a steller game that has been made with such great attention to detail that it's worthy of the success.


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Yamakoichi

@19James89 because diablo 3 was a lazy, boring and unimaginative game, infact the only thing that was good about Diablo 3 is the guy who voiced my profile picture was the male wizard.

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Queuingreturns

The Last Of Us is still among the top 3 best selling games. :' )

GOTY. Game of the generation.

*Continues listening to Uncharted 2 soundtrack"

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robchiang1990

At least GTA5 had already made history back home.

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SiLenTWarrior29

Gta 5 will rein supreme even against next gen games

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robchiang1990

@SiLenTWarrior29 Yeah, even in grahics, the explosion still wowed me after I've watched many next-gen game trailers, the explosions in my most anticipating next-gen game Titanfall totally look like butt compared to GTA5.

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Hiddai

GTA is amazing