In the least surprising news of the day, Grand Theft Auto V is No.1. But perhaps what IS surprising, is the incredible margin of its success.
GTA V has smashed the five day sales record for any video game ever, says Chart-Track. Its sales are 2.4 times ahead of GTA IV and it has defeated the previous fastest selling game (Call of Duty: Black Ops) by 250,000 units.
It also accounted for 89 per cent of the entire week’s sales. The rest of the Top Ten (which includes Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 at No.2) accounted for four per cent of the market. In the words of Chart-Track "it is hard to imagine a week where one title has been so dominant or perhaps ever will.’
Most of GTA V’s sales came on Xbox 360 (with 57 per cent), with PS3 close behind (with 43 per cent).
There are a few other risers The Last of Us is up from No.27 to No.3 thanks to a hardware bundle. Meanwhile, last week’s No.1 Saints Row IV slips to fourth place with a sales dip of 45 per cent.
Here is the Top Ten in full:
1. Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar
2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 – Konami
3. The Last of Us – Sony
4. Saints Row IV – Deep Silver
5. Splinter Cell: Blacklist – Ubisoft
6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition – Microsoft
7. Diablo III – Blizzard
8. Disney Infinity –Disney
9. Aliens: Colonial Marines – Sega
10. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix – Square Enix