UK Charts: GTA V is back at No.1 226 weeks after it first came out

first_imgUK Charts: GTA V is back at No.1 226 weeks after it first came outPrice activity sends the 2013 title to the top for a 14th timeChristopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 15th January 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleGfKUKIEIs there anyone left that doesn’t own Grand Theft Auto V?The game was first released on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2013. It then received a PS4 and Xbox One version 12 months later. It has only dropped out of the Top Ten UK boxed charts 34 times since then, spending 192 weeks within the Top Ten.And now, 226 weeks since it first arrived on the scene, GTA V is back at No.1.It is the 14th time the game has been No.1, making it third in the all-time most No.1 list. It’s closing in on Wii Fit (16 weeks) and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (18 weeks).The game returned to the top of the charts thanks to an 8% increase in sales due to some pricing activity at retail. It is pretty close between GTA V (No.1), Call of Duty: WWII (No.2) and FIFA 18 (No.3), so any one of these could take the top position next week.There’s still no new games in the charts. The first significant release of the year once again belongs to Capcom in the form of Monster Hunter World, and doesn’t arrive until January 26th.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Elsewhere, strong sales of Nintendo Switch has seen Mario Kart 8 Deluxe return to the Top Five with a 26% sales bump. It means the game retains its place as the best-selling Switch game – but it’s only a few thousand units ahead of Super Mario Odyssey.There are three Switch games in the Top Ten this week, with Zelda at No.8 and Odyssey at No.10.Here is the UKIE/GfK Top Ten for the week ending January 13th:Last WeekThis WeekTitle31Grand Theft Auto V22Call of Duty: WWII13FIFA 1844Assassin’s Creed Origins125Mario Kart 8 Deluxe76PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds57Star Wars: Battlefront II98The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild109Forza Motorsport 7810Super Mario OdysseyCelebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesResident Evil: Village is the third biggest PS5 launch so far | UK Boxed ChartsBut physical sales down over previous Resident Evil gamesBy Christopher Dring 2 days agoNier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is No.1 in the UK | UK Boxed ChartsIt’s very quiet out thereBy Christopher Dring 16 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more