GTA V returns to top of UK games sales charts

GTA V returns to top of UK games sales charts

Postby dutchman » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:14 am

GamesIndustry.Biz has shared the most recent data from GSD, which spans the period of the four weeks ending Saturday, 22nd Feb.


As per our headline, GTA V did well in Feb. According to the data it sold even better this year (Jan + Feb) than it did during the same period in 2019. This is a rather long in the tooth title, having launched in April 2015 on PCs (it was first made available, on last-gen consoles, in September 2013).

Another big seller of note in Feb 2020 was Ubisoft's The Division 2. This game was dramatically cut in price to £2.50/$2.99 to get people on board ahead of the release of its first major DLC - The Division 2: Warlords of New York. That likely gave the sales a boost, and the boost probably will carry through to the March sales figures but at the time of writing the price has been increased to £8.58 for the base game Standard Edition. Overall in the charts Ubisoft is the top publisher due to this game at position 4 in the top 20, plus Rainbow Six Siege being at position 5.

Looking at platform splits, the PS4 is the most lucrative platform for software developers in the UK right now. PS4 users made purchases accounting for 40.8 per cent of market share. Xbox One games sales accounted for 25.7 per cent of the market share.

Moving onto hardware sales, over 71,000 consoles were sold in Feb 2020, which is 37 per cent down YoY. This is understandable with Microsoft and Sony fans waiting eagerly for the next gen refresh, which we should know a lot more about in summer and will be available ahead of Xmas if all goes to plan. The Nintendo Switch was the best selling console of Feb 2020 in the UK, its sales remained flat YoY, which is a win when looking at the bigger picture.

You can check out the main chart below. Sadly, Nintendo doesn't share first party digital download games sales, so this will skew the GSD charts from reality.

February UK Physical & Download Top 20 (Full Games)

  1. Grand Theft Auto 5
  2. FIFA 20
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  4. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  6. Dreams
  7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  8. NBA 2K20
  9. Uno
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2
  11. Monopoly Plus
  12. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe*
  13. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition
  14. Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  15. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
  16. Minecraft
  17. Just Dance 2020
  18. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
  19. Star Wars Battlefront 2
  20. Need for Speed Heat
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