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GTA V stays top in UK, Skylanders: Swap Force stumbles in debut week

GTA V stays top in UK, Skylanders: Swap Force stumbles in debut week

Mon 21 Oct 2013 8:01am GMT / 4:01am EDT / 1:01am PDT
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Beyond Two Souls falls down chart, Sonic: Lost World misses top ten

Take-Two and Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto V remains at the top of the UK all-formats charts this week, despite a drop in sales of over 30 per cent.

With EA's FIFA 14 the second highest seller, Activision's new Skylanders: Swap Force makes its debut at number three with 35 per cent less sales than last year's Skylanders: Giants.

Sony exclusive Beyond Two Souls drops to number six after its debut week, with sales down 60 per cent.

The week's other new release, Sonic: Lost Worlds from Nintendo and Sega, missed out on the top 10 entirely, charting at number 11. The only two games in the top ten to see sales rise were Minecraft 360 Edition (up 19 per cent) and Disney Infinity (up 20 per cent).

The UK top 20 follows:

  • 01 Grand Theft Auto V
  • 02 FIFA 14
  • 03 Skylanders: Swap Force
  • 04 Pokemon X
  • 05 Pokemon Y
  • 06 Beyond Two Souls
  • 07 Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  • 08 F1 2013
  • 09 Just Dance 2014
  • 10 Disney Infinity
  • 11 Sonic: Lost Worlds
  • 12 Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  • 13 Killzone Mercenary
  • 14 Max Payne 3
  • 15 Virtua Tennis 4
  • 16 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • 17 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • 18 Saints Row IV
  • 19 LEGO The Lord of the Rings
  • 20 Tomb Raider

4 Comments

Neil Young
Programmer

275 311 1.1
It once again looks like pokemon would claim top spot if counted as one game.

Posted:10 months ago

#1

Christian Keichel
Journalist

619 844 1.4
It once again looks like pokemon would claim top spot if counted as one game.
I really don't see, why they aren't counted as 1 game. While all versions of Fifa for half a dozen platforms are counted as 1 game and all the different retail editions of every game, that are sold for vastly different prices are counted as 1 game the 2 different versions of Pokemon both for the 3DS, both sold at the same price are counted as 2 games.

Posted:10 months ago

#2

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,148 1,061 0.5
Skylanders sales will no doubt pick up around the holiday season. Think about it for a hot lap: school JUST started here in the US and other countries, so a game such as this that's a TOTAL time sink isn't going to be snapped up by parents right away until Black Friday sales when a bunch of those toys get cheaper and bundled with that new game as an under the tree gift...

Posted:9 months ago

#3

Andrew Goodchild
Studying development

1,234 394 0.3
I guess it had some competition from Disney Infinity too, although I expect both will sell shedloads for Xmas.

Posted:9 months ago

#4

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