Having commented last week on the rise of Rockstar/Take 2’s perennial favourite ‘GTA V’ which climbed back in to the Top 3, the title now benefits from promotional activity and grabs No1 for the first time since June 2017 (week 25).
This means that ‘GTA V’ now has 14 weeks at No1 on the Overall All Formats (Units) and is now third in the list of all-time No1’s, moving ahead of 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (13 weeks at No1) . ‘GTA V’ is now just 2 weeks behind Nintendo’s ‘Wii Fit’ which racked up 16 weeks at No1, but still 4 weeks away from all-time All Formats No1 chart topper, Eidos/Square-Enix’s ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ (18 weeks). Over the 226 weeks on chart ‘GTA V’ has spent over half within the Top 5 (123 times) and has never been out of the Top 40. Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ hovers at No2 and EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ drops from No1 to No3. Sales units on these top 3 titles are close, so we will have to wait and see who claims another No1 next week. Ubisoft remain at No4 for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ and Nintendo climb 7 places to No5 with ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ – this game is currently the top-selling Switch title in the UK, has 38 weeks on chart and has so far not been out of the Top 40.