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UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Boots Grand Theft Auto V from the Top of the League

Posted by Sammy Barker

Already ousted

Grand Theft Auto V may be the fastest-selling entertainment product of all time, but it’s already been toppled in the UK sales charts. Unsurprisingly, FIFA 14 latched onto a through ball straight to the summit, and brushed aside Rockstar Games’ critically acclaimed opus with relative ease. Despite this, though, the EA Sports favourite failed to outperform FIFA 13 – moving 24 per cent less units than its predecessor’s launch week.

Chart-Track hypothesises that the aforementioned sandbox thriller may be the architect of the decline, as the title extracted a serious sum of cash from consumers’ wallets only two weeks ago. The sales aggregator also suspects that the transition to the PS4 may have temporarily slowed adoption, as consumers wait to get their hands on the next generation version of the soccer sim.

Despite falling into second, Grand Theft Auto V still managed to sell enough copies during its second week on the market to rank 18th on the UK's largest ever launch list. Elsewhere, PES 2014: Pro Evolution Soccer qualified for the Champions League in fourth, while The Last of Us dipped into fifth. Did you purchase any new titles over the past seven days? As always, let us know in the comments section below.


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Splat said:

"Did you purchase any new titles over the past seven days?"

I paid off Beyond Two Souls if that counts.



belmont said:

I am still undecided if I should get Fifa or Pro 14. I have never bought a football game on PS3, I just bought Pro on PS2 or PSP in the previous years. If there was one proper version on Vita I would buy it in an instant (Fifa 14 has just updated squads while Pro 14 is just the PSP version).



belmont said:

@get2sammyb Thanks for the reviews. Other reviews state that both of games are good. As for the handhelds a review is not really needed since they are the same games as last year.

It is sort of bad that there is still no proper football and basketball game on Vita though.



charlesnarles said:

I shelled out for The Last of Us with the season pass. Impulse buy. It's so weird... Like a mashup of MGS4, Silent Hill PS3 games, and stupid Uncharted. And oh yeah crafting and melodrama to be contemporary. Am I alone in this feeling? I wanted to like it, and the opening sequence was gripping for about 30 seconds before you realize it's just every zombie movie I've already seen which is not even very many. Idk. I'm super picky and hate naughty dog's practice of highlighting interactive objects in yellow. Dumbs everything down. Remember trying to play Soul Reaver on ps1? Hard as hell puzzles and bosses. No help. I am loving KZ:Mercs tho!!



Gamer83 said:

I didn't buy any new games over the last week but I did today finish paying off my PS4 pre-orders. Now if Nov. 15 would just hurry up and arrive.



Gamer83 said:


Yeah, I'm extremely disappointed by the lack of NBA 2K on Vita. I understand why that's the case but that doesn't make it easier to accept.

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