Grand Theft Auto V is this weekâ€™s UK number one, of course. Only a buffoon would have thought otherwise.
The story lies in just how well it has done. 1.57m copies were shifted on launch day alone, netting revenue of Â£65m. That means sales were 2.4 times greater than that of GTA IV, leading it to already become the UKâ€™s 24th best selling game of all time.
Rockstar’s crime caper also accounted for 89% of all games sold in the UK last week.
Slightly less eyebrow raising, sales were split 57 per cent on Xbox 360 and 43 per cent on PlayStation 3.
Weâ€™ve got a new entry at #2 in the chart as well – Konamiâ€™s PES 2014. Launching the same week as GTA probably wasnâ€™t the best idea, but they had to get it out of the door before FIFA 14 arrives this Friday.
The Last of Us, Saints Row IV and Splinter Cell: Blacklist finish off the UK top 5.
The Last of Us was at #27 last week – the fact that it has risen back up to #3 can be linked to hardware bundles. People buying a PS3 to play GTA V, basically.
Then at #22 itâ€™s another new arrival – Harvest Moon: A New Beginning on 3DS.