UK Sales Charts: FIFA 14 Boots Grand Theft Auto V from the Top of the League
Posted by Sammy Barker
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.