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GTA V back on top of UK charts

GTA V back on top of UK charts

Mon 14 Oct 2013 8:34am GMT / 4:34am EDT / 1:34am PDT
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Pokemon X and Y debut at 3 and 4

Crime trumps football and pocket monsters this week as Grand Theft Auto V regains its spot at the top of the UK software chart, pushing FIFA 14 down to 2 and leaving the new Pokemon X and Y titles at 3 and 4.

Sales for Pokemon X and Pokemon Y were double those achieved by 2012's Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2.

Other new releases were Sony PlayStation 3 exclusive Beyond: Two Souls at 5, and Dragon's Crown at 19. Mind Candy's Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed was also released this week, but only entered at 28.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 Grand Theft Auto V
1 2 FIFA 14
New entry 3 Pokemon X
New entry 4 Pokemon Y
New entry 5 Beyond: Two Souls
3 6 F1 2013
9 7 Just Dance 2014
5 8 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
6 9 Disney Infinity
4 10 The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
11 11 Saints Row IV
13 12 LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
7 13 NBA 2K14
14 14 Max Payne 3
10 15 Pro Evolution Soccer 2014
8 16 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
19 17 Tomb Raider
18 18 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
New entry 19 Dragon's Crown
12 20 The Last Of Us

6 Comments

I find it ironic that multiple SKUs of GTAV (across multiple platforms) are combined into a single sales figure ... whereas two versions of the same game (Pokemon X/Y), on the same platform ... end up as 2 sales figures.

Not that it matters in the slightest, but would Pokemon be #1 this week if combined?

Posted:A year ago

#1

Thomas Dolby Project Manager / Lead Programmer, Ai Solve

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@ Michael
I've wondered about that with past Pokémon releases as well, by the look of things it certainly seems like they'd be a strong contender for the top spot if they aren't combined figures. I'm just guessing it has something to do with the way Nintendo has registered their games for sale. I really wish we could get sales figures with these charts.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Sam Maxted Journalist / Community / Support

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Michael: That's what I wondered as well. It doesn't give an accurate reflection of how well the game's doing without linking them together in the charts. If it's Nintendo's decision to list them separately - and not those who compile the charts - it doesn't seem to make a lot of sense, as it'd surely be a good bit of PR knocking a title like FIFA or GTA off the top spot.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.

2,282 2,488 1.1
Media Create and Famitsu do something similar in that they separate the different DS and 3DS models but always combine the various other console models.

I suppose it is a Nintendo SKU thing or something similar.

And I agree that it would be a nice PR victory in today's market but I think that policy may have been put into place back when Nintendo dominated sales charts globally and the PR win factor would have been minor at the time.

Posted:A year ago

#4

Neil Young Programmer, Rebellion Developments

309 398 1.3
Pokemon got numbers 1 and 2 on the individual format chart, which means it would have got #1 if combined.

Posted:A year ago

#5

Christopher Garratty European Counsel, Electronic Arts

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I for one am glad to see Beyond up there as I am really enjoying it. I was worried that it wouldn't trouble the top 10. Coming in behind FIFA, GTA and Pokemon is not a bad deal.

Posted:A year ago

#6

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