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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:6 months ago

#1

Thomas Dolby
Project Manager / Lead Programmer

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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:6 months 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:6 months ago

#3

Jim Webb
Executive Editor/Community Director

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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:6 months ago

#4

Neil Young
Programmer

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

Posted:6 months ago

#5
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:6 months ago

#6

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