The UK physical retail chart has seen another quiet week, even though there have been a couple of new entries. Grand Theft Auto 5 currently sits at the top of the chart for the fifteenth time in 234 weeks.
Grand Theft Auto 5 continues to perform well thanks to the near constant updates Rockstar provide to players that support the game and players, providing a steady stream of new content for the online component, Grand Theft Auto Online. Date themed events for Valentine’s Day and other occasions are sure to have had an impact on sales as well.
New entry, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge took second place by a small margin. Even though this has been a slow month for physical sales Big Ben Interactive’s new bike title has coaxed a number of consumers out of their hard earned cash.
Supermassive Games’ Bravo Team for Playstation VR is another new release this week and comes in at third place. While the game currently holds a Metacritic score of 46 due to poor reviews from critics and users, it has still sold fairly well and is still one of the few shooter titles available for Playstation VR.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is holding onto eighth place despite only selling physical copies for the Xbox One. While some of these may be attributed to new Xbox One console purchases, as part of Microsoft’s recent marketing effort, a number must still be coming from standalone game sales.
Other new entries lower down in the chart include the incredibly popular episodical game Life is Strange: Before the Storm which sits at eighteenth place, and Final Fantasy 15 Royal Edition, packaging the core game with all of its DLC, in thirty first place.