Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V – which first came out in 2013 and has had almost as many re-releases as Skyrim – has replaced FIFA 18 at the top of the UK physical all formats sales chart. This will be the 15th time it has sat in top spot since its release.
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This could only happen in a quiet week, and indeed the only new entries in the top ten are TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge and Bravo Team, which debut at #2 and #3 respectively.
Nonetheless, it’s a testament to GTA’s unusually long ‘tail’ that it can still pull something like this off, almost five years after its initial release. Here’s another story of its enduring appeal: guess when its recorded its peak concurrent users on Steam. Probably during the week after its PC launch in April 2015, right? Wrong: Julylast year. 15 million of its staggering 90 million sales came in 2017.
The figures come fromGfK Chart-Track, who track all sales captured by point-of-sale technology (which is to say, retail sales, andsomeonline ones).