Grand Theft Auto is the UK’s fourth biggest video games brand

There’s reason to be excited ahead of next week’s Grand Theft Auto V launch.

GfK Chart-Track has told MCV that GTA is the fourth biggest revenue-generating brand in the UK games industry.

The stat tracker revealed a number of GTA facts ahead of the blockbuster arrival of GTA V.

The PS2 version of GTA: San Andreas is the fourth biggest grossing game on an individual format in the UK ever, behind Wii Fit, Mario Kart Wii and Call of Duty: Black Ops. An impressive feat for a title now nine years old.

In terms of the launch week, San Andreas on PS2 is the fastest selling individual format GTA game, ahead of GTA IV on Xbox 360. But when you combine PS3 and 360 sales, GTA IV is the sixth biggest grossing title during a launch week in UK history.

During the launch week, GTA IV accounted for 83 per cent of all Xbox 360 games sold that week.

GTA III holds the record for the longest consecutive weeks a game has spent in the UK Top Ten – 55 weeks.

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