Grand Theft Auto 5 now UK's best-selling game ever

Far Cry 4 is series' biggest launch, Sonic Boom flops.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is now the best-selling game of all time in the UK.

Rockstar's open world was already close to the previous record holder, 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which it finally overtook this week thanks to the arrival of its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.


GTA5 already held the record for the highest-grossing UK game in a week (94m upon its original launch last year) and of all time.

Unsurprisingly, it's also the UK's new all-format chart number one.

Far Cry 4 also performed well: it outsold any previous Far Cry game during its launch week, although was the first to be given an earlier launch on a Tuesday, rather than the traditional Friday.

Dragon Age: Inquisition entered the chart in fifth place, below Far Cry 4, COD: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15.

Sales of BioWare's role-player were on par with 2011's Dragon Age 2, but it's worth remembering that UK numbers company Chart-Track doesn't count digital sales, of which PC copies through Origin will make up a decent amount.

But other titles fared less well - Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric for Wii U and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal for 3DS failed to appear in the top 40 at all.

Ubisoft's Shape Up, an Xbox One exclusive that requires Kinect, also failed to chart.

Assassin's Creed: Unity was sixth this week, followed by WWE 2K15 in seventh, Lego Batman 3 in eighth, Minecraft: PlayStation Edition in ninth and Halo: The Master Chief Collection in 10th.

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