UK Gaming Charts: Grand Theft Auto V Steals the Top Spot thanks to Heists Update

After a year and a half waiting for Heists, they finally arrive on Grand Theft Auto shooting the game into first place.

After three weeks of seeing brand new IP’s at the top of the charts with Evolve, The Order 1886, and Dying Light, Grand Theft Auto V has returned to the top spot after over one and a half years since release with a 49 per cent increase in sales, all thanks to the Heists Update.

This is the eighth week at number one since launch in September 2013 and the first time since week 4 this year following its re-release onto new-generation consoles. It’s not quite the most number ones for a GTA title however as GTA: Vice City for PlayStation 2 scored itself 10 weeks at number one. There reason for the boom in sales this week is likely due to the highly anticipated Heists update which players have been waiting for since launch.

Dying Light, has dropped to second place this week, with FIFA 14 climbing to third place. Minecraft: Xbox Edition has also shot up the charts landing in fourth place up two places from last week.

Last week saw the release of a handful of remasters, including Capcom’s DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition, and Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition. Speaking of Sniper Elite, Zombie Army Trilogy remains in the charts at number 9.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. Grand Theft Auto V
  2. Dying Light
  3. FIFA 15
  4. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
  5. DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition
  6. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  7. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  8. Evolve
  9. Zombie Army Trilogy
  10. Sniper Elite 4: Ultimate Edition

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