Gran Turismo Sport Dominates UK Sales Chart; Sells Better than Gran Turismo 6, but Worse than 5

Gran Turismo Sport launches successfully in the United Kingdom, and while it overtook its predecessor, it's still far from the glory days of GT5.

on October 23, 2017 2:40 PM

Today the UKIE released its weekly sales chart for the United Kingdom, related to the period between October 16th and October 22nd. The chart is dominated by Sony Interactive Entertainment and Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo Sport. The game sold better at debut than the original Gran Turismo and of the latest entry, Gran Turismo 6, but it didn’t even come close to the glory days of Gran Turismo 5. The fifth entry of the franchise on PS3 had its best debut in the UK, with over three times as many copies sold as Gran Turismo Sport.

That being said, Kazunori Yamauchi’s racing game managed to dethrone the UK’s most popular digital pastime, which is kicking around a pixel ball in FIFA. FIFA 18 dropped to second place after three weeks at the top.

Ubisoft’s South Park: The Factured but Whole managed to match week one sales of its predecessor, The Stick of Truth. WWE 2K18 drops in sales from last year, but revenue is higher thanks to fairly successful collector’s editions, which brought more of Her Majesty’s pounds into Take-Two’s coffers.

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Warriors proves to be rather niche in its appeal, with a modest 16th place in the table, which you can see below.

Gran Turismo Sport Creator Kazunori Yamauchi recently received an honorary degree in Italy and talked about his passion for cars.

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
1 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
1 2 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 SOUTH PARK: THE FRACTURED BUT WHOLE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
4 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
2 5 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
3 6 THE EVIL WITHIN 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
6 7 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
7 8 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
4 9 FORZA MOTORSPORT 7 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
8 10 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
10 11 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
5 12 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
9 13 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
13 14 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
11 15 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
16 FIRE EMBLEM WARRIORS PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
31 17 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
12 18 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
18 19 NBA 2K18 PEGI 3+ 2K
24 20 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
14 21 TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
17 22 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
16 23 UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
19 24 DISHONORED 2 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
25 ELEX PEGI 16+ THQ NORDIC
22 26 F1 2017 PEGI 3+ CODEMASTERS
15 27 FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME PEGI 18+ GUN MEDIA
21 28 TOM CLANCY’S GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
25 29 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
30 OVERWATCH: GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION PEGI 12+ BLIZZARD
20 31 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
32 32 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
27 33 PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2018 PEGI 3+ KONAMI
23 34 RAYMAN LEGENDS: DEFINITIVE EDITION PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
33 35 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
30 36 ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED PEGI 16+ STUDIO WILDCARD
37 ROGUE TROOPER REDUX PEGI 16+ SOLD OUT SALES & MARKETING
26 38 PROJECT CARS 2 PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
34 39 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
28 40 MIITOPIA PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK

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