Grand Theft Auto V returns to No.1 in the UK games charts this week, the third time it's topped the rankings since 2017 began.
The game saw a 1% rise in sales and rose up one place, destroying Resident Evil VII's hopes of a hattrick at No.1. A 45% sales drop helped push Capcom's horror title down to No.3, with Koei Tecmo's Nioh this week's highest new entry at No.1
Thanks to their higher price points, Nioh and Resident Evil VII actually trumped Grant Theft Auto V in terms of revenue, with Nioh the No.1 highest-earning game of the week. As always, these charts refer to retail sales and do not include downloads.
Rockstar's smash hit has now accumulated 12 weeks at No.1 since it first launched back in 2013, the same number of weeks racked up by EA's FIFA 14. In fact, GTA V is now one of only five titles to ever manager 12 or more weeks at the top of the charts. The others include Zumba Fitness at 13 weeks, Wii Fit's 16 weeks, and a still unbeaten 18 weeks for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. FIFA 17 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare round out the Top 5 at No.4 and No.5 respectively. Last week's No.4, Hitman: The Complete First Season, dropped to No.8 as it only managed half its launch sales during its second week.
Aside from Grand Theft Auto, only three other games saw a rise in sales this week. An 8% boost for Watch Dogs 2 put Ubisoft's own open world title at No.10, an 11% increase lifted Overwatch two places to No.9 and a 20% sales rise saw Battlefield 1 advance one place to No.6.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||1||Grand Theft Auto V|
|1||3||Resident Evil VII: Biohazard|
|5||5||Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare|
|4||8||Hitman: The Complete First Season|
|Re-entry||10||Watch Dogs 2|