Chart-Track has opted to lump sales of Grand Theft Auto V’s recently released next-gen version in with its last-gen predecessor, making it Britain’s best-selling game of all time. The previous record was held by Call of Duty: Black Ops, but seeing as Rockstar Games’ criminal opus is going to continue moving units for a good year or so yet, we can’t see it being beaten anytime soon.
Unsurprisingly, the sandbox smash topped the UK sales charts for the week, beating out Far Cry 4, which finished in second. Ubisoft’s first-person shooter also performed well, outpacing any previous entries in the brand – although it did have the added benefit of launching on a Tuesday on these shores, rather than the usual Friday.
Elsewhere, the bulk of new releases meant that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare slipped down into third, while FIFA 15 stayed put in fourth. The excellent Dragon Age: Inquisition entered in fifth, one spot ahead of Assassin’s Creed Unity in sixth. WWE 2K15 soared into seventh on the back of its next-gen launch, while LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Minecraft rounded out the list.
As an interesting aside, DriveClub actually climbed back up the charts, despite the addition of dozens of new titles into the Top 40. The exclusive racer looked down and out last week, but managed to accelerate into 33rd position, which is impressive considering its current state. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor also jumped up a few spots, following its PlayStation 3 release.
You can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. Which games did you buy during the biggest week of the year? Flash your cash in the comments section below.