GTA V is the biggest selling entertainment product of 2013. Call of Duty falls to No.5

The Top 20 Entertainment Products of 2013 are in, and it’s unsurprising to see Grand Theft Auto V come out on top, with 3.67m units sold.

It comfortably beats competition from the James Bond movie Skyfall, which sold 2.96m units last year on DVD and Blu-ray.

That means Call of Duty’s reign as the UK’s biggest entertainment product is over. In fact, Call of Duty: Ghosts only managed fifth place, behind FIFA 14 (Video game) and The Hobbit (Video).

Call of Duty: Ghosts sales are significantly down over previous years, with 2m UK sales. In comparison, Call of Duty: Black Ops II hit 2.7m UK sales by this point last year. Activision warned sales would be slower due to the next-gen transition between Xbox One and PS4, with gamers holding off for the better version.

But it’s better news for FIFA. Although it only made No.3 in this year’s chart (last year it managed No.2) sales of FIFA 14 have actually increase. FIFA 14 has sold 2.65m units in 2013, while FIFA 13 had shifted 2.61m in 2012. EA’s latest soccer title is now on-course to be the UK’s best-selling football game.

Outside of GTA V, Call of Duty and FIFA, there were only two other games in the entertainment Top 20. Battlefield 4 at No.15 (838,869 games sold) and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at No.20 (776,888 games sold).

Digital game sales are not accurately tracked, so these statistics do not include the likes of Minecraft or Candy Crush.

Data Courtesy of GfK Chart-Track, ERA and The Official Charts Company.


1. Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) –Rockstar – 3,670,234
2. Skyfall (Video) – 20th Century Fox – 2,959,969
3. FIFA 14 (Video Game) – EA – 2,656,763
4. The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (Video) – Warner Home Video – 2,065,152
5. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (Video Game) – Activision Blizzard –1,991,994
6. Les Miserables (Video) – Universal Pictures – 1,497,737
7. Despicable Me 2 (Video) – Universal Pictures – 1,449,311
8. The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Video) – Entertainment One – 1,190,139
9. Now That’s What I Call Music 86 (Music) – Sony Music/Universal Music –1,159,595
10. Now That’s What I Call Music 85 (Music) – Sony Music/Universal Music –968,238
11. Monsters University (Video) – Walt Disney Studios –968,129
12. Star Trek – Into Darkness (Video) – Paramount –909,331
13. Django Unchained (Video) – Sony Pictures – 885,311
14. Life Of Pi (Video) – 20th Century Fox – 858,834
15. Battlefield 4 (Video Game) –Electronic Arts – 838,869
16. Man Of Steel (Video) – Warner Home Video – 828,027
17. Despicable Me (Video) – Universal Pictures – 821,070
18. Iron Man 3 (Video) – Walt Disney Studios – 816,922
19. Taken 2 (Video) – 20th Century Fox – 804,396
20. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Video Game) – Ubisoft – 776,888

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