‘GTA V’ returns to the top for an incredible 14th No.1

Having commented last week on the rise of Rockstar/Take 2’s perennial favourite ‘GTA V’ which climbed back in to the Top 3, the title now benefits from promotional activity and grabs No1 for the first time since June 2017 (week 25). 

This means that ‘GTA V’ now has 14 weeks at No1 on the Overall All Formats (Units) and is now third in the list of all-time No1’s, moving ahead of  505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (13 weeks at No1) .  ‘GTA V’ is now just 2 weeks behind Nintendo’s  ‘Wii Fit’ which racked up 16 weeks at No1, but still 4 weeks away from all-time All Formats No1 chart topper, Eidos/Square-Enix’s ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ (18 weeks).  Over the 226 weeks on chart ‘GTA V’ has spent over half within the Top 5 (123 times) and has never been out of the Top 40. 

Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ hovers at No2 and EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ drops from No1 to No3.  Sales units on these top 3 titles are close, so we will have to wait and see who claims another No1 next week.  Ubisoft remain at No4 for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ and Nintendo climb 7 places to No5 with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ – this game is currently the top-selling Switch title in the UK, has 38 weeks on chart and has so far not been out of the Top 40.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 2 Year 2018
Ending 13th January

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
3 1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
2 2 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
1 3 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
4 4 ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
12 5 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
7 6 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
5 7 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
9 8 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
10 9 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
8 10 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
13 11 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 12 L.A. NOIRE PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
6 13 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
15 14 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
  15 GEARS OF WAR: ULTIMATE EDITION PEGI 18+ MICROSOFT
14 16 NEED FOR SPEED PAYBACK PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
20 17 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
11 18 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
24 19 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
21 20 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
16 21 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 22 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
19 23 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
23 24 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
30 25 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
28 26 JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
22 27 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
26 28 SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
17 29 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
36 30 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
  31 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
27 32 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  33 CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
  34 THE EVIL WITHIN 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
32 35 PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
39 36 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
35 37 MINECRAFT: STORY MODE - SEASON 2 PEGI 7+ TELLTALE GAMES
34 38 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
  39 POKEMON ULTRA SUN PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
25 40 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK