UK chart: Skylanders not as strong as last year

Sonic: Lost World has a weak first week.

It's two weeks in a row for Grand Theft Auto 5 at the top of the UK video games chart, totalling three top-spots since launch, counted GfK Chart-Track.

FIFA 14, the game that briefly displaced Rockstar's record breaker, is second, holding off strong new challenger Skylanders: Swap Force (which we rather liked) in third. Swap Force sales are 35 per cent lower than predecessor Skylanders Giants' were last year. Has Disney Infinity (in 10th this week) left its mark?

Pokemon X and Y are pushed to fourth and fifth, respectively, and Sony's PS3-exclusive Beyond: Two Souls moves down a place to sixth.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - a game you can also (and many people do) download - is seventh, enjoying a 17th week in the retail top 10 since launch. Crikey.

F1 2013 and Just Dance 2014 are eighth and ninth.

Sonic: Lost World, this week's other new release - "a flabby, disjointed mess" - just misses the top flight and finishes 11th.

Just out of sight, and back in the top 40, is accomplished Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary in 13th.

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