More than three years after launch, GTA5 is back top of the charts

Nioh settles for second.

Grand Theft Auto 5 is back at the top of the UK charts, more than three years after its original launch.


Rockstar's open-world success has been hovering around the top spot again since Christmas, although it has rarely dropped outside the top 10 since it first arrived on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013.

This week marks the 12th week GTA5 has sold more than any other game in the UK. For a game now several years old - even its PS4 and Xbox One re-release - it's a noteworthy feat.

Just three games have recorded more time at the top of the UK charts - Zumba Fitness (13 weeks), Wii Fit (16) and Who Wants to be a Millionaire (a record 18 weeks). FIFA 14 equalled GTA5's dozen total.

Last week's new release Nioh settled for second place. I guess you could say it was a Nioh miss of the top spot - eh?

Resident Evil 7 continued selling steadily in third place, ahead of FIFA 17, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, Rocket League and the disc-based release of Hitman.

Here's the full top 10, list fans:

  1. GTA5
  2. Nioh
  3. Resi 7
  4. FIFA 17
  5. COD: Infinite Warfare
  6. Battlefield 1
  7. Rocket League
  8. Hitman
  9. Overwatch
  10. Watch Dogs 2

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