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GTA V surpasses GTA IV lifetime sales after three weeks in UK

Becomes fifth biggest seller of all time in terms of revenue in UK market

Rockstar and Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto V has surpassed lifetime sales of its predecessor in the UK after only three weeks on sale.

The game has now become the 12th biggest selling game of all time in the market, and the fifth in terms of revenue behind four Call of Duty games from Activision.

EA's FIFA 14 retains its number one position in the UK charts this week, although sales are down 68 per cent. GTA V sales are down 34 per cent compared to last week.

New entries this week include Codemasters' F1 2013 at three and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD at four.

2K Games' NBA 2K14 breaks the top ten at seven, as does Ubisoft's Just Dance 2014 at nine.

The top 20 follows:

  • 01 FIFA 14
  • 02 Grand Theft Auto V
  • 03 F1 2013
  • 04 The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • 05 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  • 06 Disney Infinity
  • 07 NBA 2K14
  • 08 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • 09 Just Dance 2014
  • 10 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
  • 11 Saints Row IV
  • 12 The Last of US
  • 13 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • 14 Max Payne 3
  • 15 Diablo III
  • 16 Call of Duty Black Ops 2
  • 17 Rayman Legends
  • 18 Animal Crossing New Leaf
  • 19 Tomb Raider
  • 20 Medal of Honor: Warfighter

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James Ingrams Writer 3 years ago
Didn't GTA V have to do this because of the doubling of development and marketing costs?

It's so easy to say games 5 years ago sold X less units, when they cost $10 million to bring to market rather than $100 million! I mean, let's face it, Minecraft will probably make more profit for the dev's than GTA V, given it's minimal dev/marketing costs and it's unit sales!

I's not jut games that have become shallow, so have the media, just re-regurgitating developer press releases like this one, that actually mean little!
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Pete Thompson Editor 3 years ago
Great game, and not bad going to surpass lifetime sales of an old, yet still very popular title in just three weeks, especially when you consider that the X360 & PS3 are due to be superseded in less than 8 weeks..

Now R*, get the online fixed! :) as I'm missing slotting / mugging / blowing up and running over my mates online.. :-)

Edited 2 times. Last edit by Pete Thompson on 7th October 2013 6:09pm

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Matt Carroll country director disney interactive studios, Walt Disney Company3 years ago
Its just a stat to highlight that as many people who bought a product last time, bought it quicker this time round. In some ways not really a surprise - there is an absence of other high performing games - no competition, consoles are more penetrated than ever before - more players, by all accounts is an excellent game and word of mouth very strong - if you're a console gamer, you probably have to check it out. What I wonder and would love to hear - is piracy being tackled better this time round so that there are fewer free downloaded copies and so people need to buy it?
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Dave Wolfe Game Developer, Cosmic Games3 years ago
@james

Right, the fastest selling and highest grossing video game of all time outselling the lifetime sales of its very successful 5 year old predecessor in only 3 weeks "means little." And the budget you pulled out of your ass for GTA IV isn't even close.
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Pier Castonguay Programmer 3 years ago
Great! Now release the PC version and increase this number even more.
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