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Mario Kart 8 and GTA V top European game charts

Did someone send us a 2014 chart by mistake?

You don't have to sell a lot of units to get a No.1 game during the Summer months. Yet even so, this week's EMEA game charts - which features digital and physical data - made for surprising reading.

The No.1 game of the week was Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar's action game is approaching its fifth birthday, and has been discounted on PSN, Xbox Live and Steam, which has resulted in a sales spike. It was the best-selling digital game and the best-selling game when you combine digital and physical together, too.

GTA V on PC was the single best-selling game by platform for the week.

It's nearest competitor? Mario Kart 8: Deluxe on Nintendo Switch. The 2017 port of the 2014 game was the No.1 physical game of the week (on a by platform basis). Nintendo does not share eShop data, so digital is not included in Mario Kart 8's performance.

In the combined chart, which also combines platforms together, Mario Kart 8: Deluxe came third with FIFA 18 at No.2 (although EA's game is, of course, available on all devices).

Another big riser this week is Gran Turismo Sport on PS4, which shot up 112 places in the combined chart, again thanks to some digital discounting. Other big digital games of the month included Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, Horizon Zero Dawn (also boosted by digital discounting) and Battlefield 1.

Here is the GSD Combined Chart for EMEA (Week Ending July 29th):

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 Grand Theft Auto V
1 2 FIFA 18
7 3 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
8 4 The Crew 2
4 5 Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
5 6 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
119 7 Gran Turismo Sport
9 8 Super Mario Odyssey
14 9 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
10 10 Mario Tennis Aces

Here is the GSD Physical Chart for EMEA (Week Ending July 29th):

Last Week This Week Title
2 1 FIFA 18
6 2 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
8 3 Grand Theft Auto V
3 4 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
4 5 Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
7 6 Super Mario Odyssey
119 7 Gran Turismo Sport
1 8 Sonic Mania
11 9 The Crew 2
10 10 Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

Here is the GSD Digital Chart for EMEA (Week Ending July 29th):

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Grand Theft Auto V
147 2 Gran Turismo Sport
4 3 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
119 4 Horizon Zero Dawn
42 5 Assassin's Creed Origins
6 6 Battlefield 1
14 7 The Crew 2
63 8 Need for Speed: Payback
60 9 Star Wars: Battlefront II
7 10 FIFA 18

Participating companies in the digital charts are Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Codemasters, EA, Focus Home Interactive, Koch Media, Microsoft, Milestone, Paradox, Sega, Sony, Square Enix, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner Bros.

Digital data includes games sold in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kuwait Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and UAE.

Physical data includes all games, but only those sold in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

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