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GTA 5 physical sales pass 5m mark in UK

Rockstar's astonishing success continues.

The Grand Theft Auto 5 sales behemoth knows no end: Rockstar's epic has now sold over five million copies in the UK alone.

Official figures from Chart-Track, which do not include download sales, reveal GTA 5's latest milestone.

GTA 5 is one of the most successful games of all time. Three days after release it made $1bn, securing its place as the fastest-selling entertainment product in history. As of 31st December 2014, the game had shipped an astonishing 45m copies to retailers.

GTA 5's global success has been reflected in the UK. In November 2014 the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of GTA 5 secured its place as the UK's best-selling game of all time, beating Call of Duty: Black Ops. It was already the UK's fastest-selling game of all time, selling 2.25m copies in five days and breaking Call of Duty: Black Ops' record of two million copies in the same period.

The total sales figure for GTA 5 in the UK is no doubt even more impressive following the game's recent release on PC, where download sales on platforms such as Steam dominate.

As for this week's UK chart, Slightly Mad Studios' racing game Project Cars holds on to top spot for the second week running. This is the first Bandai Namco game to do so since Ridge Racer Type 4 - released over 16 years ago.

Elsewhere, standalone shooter expansion Wolfenstein: The Old Blood makes its debut in second place, despite having launched digitally on 5th May. Square Enix's Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 HD Remaster re-enters the chart in fifth place following the launch of the PlayStation 4 version.

Nintendo 3DS game Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. failed to make the top 40.

Here's the top 10:

  1. Project Cars
  2. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5
  4. Mortal Kombat 10
  5. Final Fantasy 10 / 10-2 HD Remaster
  6. FIFA 15
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  8. Dying Light
  9. Destiny
  10. Battlefield: Hardline

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