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UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Enjoys the Calm Before the Storm

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Volition’s agreeable sandbox romp Saints Row IV has managed a fourth consecutive week at the top of the UK sales charts – but we’ve got a feeling that it won’t be staying there for much longer. This week’s best sellers list is peppered with heavy hitters – including Kingdom Hearts 1.5 ReMIX in second, Diablo III in third, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist in fourth – but we suspect that every single one of them will be backing away from Grand Theft Auto V once it deploys tomorrow.

For now, though, Disney Infinity slotted into fifth, Payday 2 shot into seventh, and both LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and LEGO Lord of the Rings built a bridge into eighth and ninth respectively. Killzone Mercenary slipped into 15th, while the brilliant Puppeteer could only manage to charm its way into 40th position. Given the platformer’s affordable digital option, we’re guessing that it sold better on the PlayStation Network.

As always, you can peruse the full rundown of movers and shakers through here. How have you been filling the long wait for Grand Theft Auto V? Let us know in the comments section below.


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ShogunRok said:

I really hope Puppeteer sold well on the PSN. It really, really doesn't deserve 40th place.



RawShark said:

Well I bought Puppeteer. I hope they can take some comfort from that.

I'm glad (and somewhat surprised actually), that Killzone: Mercs broke top 20. That's not bad for a Vita game all things considered. Though it does beg the question as to when this data was taken... Mercs was released a week before Puppeteer. If We're only accounting for, say, a day's worth of takings for Friday's releases, then maybe that would explain why Puppeteer is so low in the charts. Speculation on my part mind.



rjejr said:

Puppeteer and W101 are 2 games I've really been looking forward to that are both selling poorly that might have been helped by a switch to a digital distribution at $20 each. They'll both probably be $20 soon anyway, they could have saved themselves the cost of manufacturing, manual printing, and distribution. It's hard for games that look like levels out of LBP and cartoons to compete w/ GTAV. Though I suppose W101 doesn't really have any AAA competition on the Wii Ul, but Rayman and WW HD already have a fan base.



GraveLordXD said:

@ShogunRok yeah I keep hearing how good it is I'm gonna have to pick that up soon. Not to mention I thought that it was a download only game for some reason



Gamer83 said:

As fan of the Saints Row series and the studio behind it, I'm glad it had once last decent run but it's definitely over starting this week.

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