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

A lot of people are going to celebrate the birth of Christ killing people in GTAV, lol.

O.K, O.K now for the diplomatic version. The thought that some people will buy this game with their Christmas gift money or get it as a gift, amuses me.

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Hurvl

@iampenguin Lol, nobody cares about Christ anymore come Christmas. It's all about buying stuff. It's also called X-mas, where X is the number of things you buy or the amount of money you spend.

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kik4444

WTF is aliens colonial marines doing on that list!?!?

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iampenguin

@kik4444 lol maybe some people played it just to see how bad it is, first hand.

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Queuingreturns

@iampenguin @kik4444

LOL. : D

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Stebsis

@kik4444 There is no shortage of idiots on this planet, and Alien brand sells :)

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iampenguin

GTAV will be top selling game for a long time.

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Queuingreturns

@iampenguin

Disagree. COD: Ghosts will knock it off the top spot.

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iampenguin

@Queuingreturns @iampenguin maybe for a short while but in the long run no doubt about GTAV

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Queuingreturns

@derspy700 @Queuingreturns @iampenguin

Someone's delusional. LOL.

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derspy700

@Queuingreturns @iampenguin *5, counting the Wii U. Don't count it out! It'll probably gain momentum this holiday with the triple A+ games and price cut.

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Queuingreturns

@iampenguin @Queuingreturns

I'm glad you do. Lol.

GTA V will sell many millions but COD is an altogether completely different beast.

GTA gets released once every 5 years. COD comes out EVERY YEAR and sets new records. This year will be no different.

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iampenguin

@Queuingreturns @iampenguin I see.

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Queuingreturns

@iampenguin @Queuingreturns

Nope.

COD: Ghosts will be on 4 MAJOR platforms. It will "infest" the charts.

P.S. I'm not even a fan of COD. No denying it's popularity. It will be the best selling game of the year for the 6TH YEAR RUNNING!!! Lol.

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packtop

@iampenguin

Yup probably until pokemon is released.

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DefunktJunk

@packtop @iampenguin Pokémon is still a thing?

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Yamakoichi

@derspy700 @DefunktJunk @packtop @iampenguin I can see Pokémon winning in Japan, but in the UK only early teens and middle-aged men play pokemon.

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derspy700

@DefunktJunk @packtop @iampenguin Get with the times, man. Of course it is, and it'll probably stay that way for at least a couple more years.