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GTA V takes number one in the UK

Rockstar dominates the market in GTA V's debut week, PES 2014 a distant second

Grand Theft Auto V performed just as expected in the UK last week, entering the chart at number one and bringing an end to Saint's Row IV's reign at the top.

Rockstar's hugely successful new game - which made $1 billion worldwide in just three days - had an 88.9 per cent market share in the UK last week. By contrast, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 entered the chart in second place, but took just 0.68 per cent of total sales.

GTA V's first week total is more than twice that of GTA IV or Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and beats the record-breaking COD; Black Ops by more than 250,000 sales.

After Grand Theft Auto, the most surprising development was the marked surge in interest for Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, which rose 22 places to reach third - likely due to a price promotion and the generally low sales figures away from the top spot.

The only other new entry was Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning on 3DS, which entered the chart at number 20.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Grand Theft Auto V
New entry2Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
253The Last Of Us
14Saint's Row IV
45Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
66Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
37Diablo III
58Disney Infinity
Re-Entry9Aliens: Colonial Marines
210Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
811Lego Batman 2; DC Super Heroes
1912Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
2013Grand Theft Auto IV
914Lego The Lord Of The Rings
1215Max Payne 3
1316Rayman Legends
1717Need For Speed Most Wanted
2218Farming Simulator 2013
719Payday 2
New Entry20Harvest Moon 3D: A New Beginning

Latest comments (1)

Ethan Allen Analyst 3 years ago
Wow its great i am a very big fan of G T A
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