GTA V -The record for highest-grossing game in a week and the all-time UK revenue record, reached after just 28 weeks

This week sees the return of Rockstar and Take 2 to No1 thanks to the Gen 8 Tuesday release of ‘GTA V’.  Even before this week the 360/PS3 versions of this game held the record for highest-grossing game in a week (£94m total UK estimate – week 38, 2013) and also the all-time UK revenue record, reached after just 28 weeks to overtake ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’.  In terms of all time units ‘GTA V’ was right behind ‘Black Ops’, so much so that just the Tuesday sales of  ‘GTA V’ on PS4/XO were enough to also claim the all-time unit sales record in the UK.  The other big event launch from Tuesday was Ubisoft’s multi-format ‘Far Cry 4’, the first in the series to launch outside of the traditional Friday launch day.  The original ‘Far Cry’ launched as a PC-only game in 2004 and the series has been growing in sales success with each iteration, with ‘Far Cry 2’ launched in 2008 (360/PS3/PC) and ‘Far Cry 3’ arriving in 2012 (360/PS3/PC).  ‘Far Cry 4’ is by far the most successful in terms of week1 sales, which bodes well for the Q4 sales season.  Activision’s ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ (-41%) drops to No3 after 2 weeks at the top, followed at No4 by non-mover ‘FIFA 15’ from EA (+25%).  There are more big new releases this week with a debut at No5 for EA’s ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’, selling almost exactly the same in week 1 as 2011’s ‘Dragon Age II’.  2K/Take 2 climb 13 places to No7 thanks to the new Gen 8 versions of ‘WWE 2K15’ (+554%) and Warner climb 12 places to No11 thanks to the new Gen 7 versions of ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ (+204%).

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices)

Week 47 Year 2014
Ending 22nd November

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
32 1 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
  2 FAR CRY 4 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
1 3 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
4 4 FIFA 15 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
  5 DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
2 6 ASSASSIN'S CREED: UNITY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
20 7 WWE 2K15 PEGI 16+ 2K SPORTS
5 8 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
7 9 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
3 10 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
23 11 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
6 12 ASSASSIN'S CREED: ROGUE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
10 13 DESTINY PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
12 14 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
13 15 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
11 16 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
19 17 TOMODACHI LIFE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
16 18 ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
8 19 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2015 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
17 20 FORZA HORIZON 2 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
22 21 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21 22 THE EVIL WITHIN PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
18 23 SUNSET OVERDRIVE PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
27 24 JUST DANCE 2015 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
28 25 FROZEN: OLAF'S QUEST PEGI 3+ GSP/AVANQUEST
24 26 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
25 27 SUPER SMASH BROS. PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
14 28 FOOTBALL MANAGER 2015 PEGI 3+ SEGA
30 29 MARIO KART 8 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
33 30 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
31 31 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
38 32 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
37 33 DRIVECLUB PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
29 34 WATCH DOGS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
34 35 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
15 36 ALIEN: ISOLATION PEGI 18+ SEGA
  37 NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
36 38 DISNEY INFINITY PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
  39 NBA 2K15 PEGI 3+ 2K SPORTS
  40 MARIO KART 7 PEGI 3+ NINTENDO

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