GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

Christopher Dring
GTA V is top soundtrack for second year running

The soundtrack for Grand Theft Auto V is the top-selling video game album for the second year in a row.

The album comfortably outsold the second place Destiny soundtrack, which is also enjoying its second year
in the charts.

The highest charting new game soundtrack was Halo 5: Guardians, which reached third place, missing out on No.2 by just under 200.

In total, 283,356 was spent on video games-related music in 2015, according to the Official Charts Company.

Meanwhile, the game-inspired movie Pixels elevated what would have been a disappointing year for DVD sales. Instead, the film boosted this market to reach a value of 6.57m. 2016 should prove a big year for video game films, with the arrival of Warcraft, Angry Birds and Ratchet & Clank.

Top Ten Video Game Soundtracks 2015 (Revenue):

1. The Music of Grand Theft Auto V – 12,409
2. Destiny Official Soundtrack–9,593
3. Halo 5: Guardians Official Soundtrack–9,400
4. The Last of Us Official Soundtrack–8,335
5. Everybody's Gone To The Rapture Official Soundtrack–7,268
6. The Greatest Video Game Music–7,101
7. Elder Scrolls Skyrim Game Soundtrack–6,568
8. Dragon Age Inquisition Soundtrack–6,255
9. Metal Gear Solid V Soundtrack–5,628
10. Ori and the Blind Forest Official Soundtrack–4,949

Top Ten Video Game DVS 2015 (Revenue):

1. Pixels –2,573,265
2. Halo: Nightfall681,460
3. Wreck-It Ralph619,461
4. Need for Speed516,423
5. Hitman: Agent 47443,204
6. Halo: The Fall of Reach166,845
7. Dead Rising: Watchtower160,526
8. The Resident Evil Collection109,863
9. Hitman78,388
10. Resident Evil: Retribution75,388

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