Surprise! GTA V has re-claimed the UK’s chart top spot for the first time since March 2015, making it nine weeks in total for Take-2’s crime caper.
Chart-Track informs that it was a close call between GTA V and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, with sales just “a handful” apart.
GTA V’s rise to the top spells the end of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ five-week run; it was just one week away from breaking the record held by LEGO Batman 2.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now at #3, with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End holding onto #2.
The Olympic bandwagon riding Overwatch rose one place to #4 while FIFA 16 dropped to #5.
At #6 it’s Rocket League which, incidentally, was also the best-selling game on PSN last month.
DOOM dropped to #7, Black Ops III hung onto #8, Ratchet & Clank went up one place to #9 and then at #10 it’s Minecraft: Xbox Edition.
Tom Clancy’s The Division and Rainbow 6 Siege meanwhile both enjoyed a sales boost, pushing them back into the top 20 at #11 and #16 respectively.
The only other top 40 occurrence of note was Disney Infinity 3.0 re-entering at #26. Retailers have begun clearing out their remaining stock, with starter packs dropping to around the £15 mark. Will the figures ever make it into Poundland, we wonder.