Though it witnessed a 30% drop in sales over the course of the week, Volition Inc’s bombastic Saints Row IV retained the number one spot in the UK charts for a fourth consecutive week, UKie has revealed. In doing so, Steelport’s ragtag crew managed to see off competition from new entry Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 REMIX; with Square Enix’s revamped RPG debuting at number 2.
The full details for 2013’s 37th weekly chart can be viewed below.
1. Saints Row IV
2. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 REMIX
3. Diablo III
4. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
5. Disney Infinity
6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
7. Payday 2
8. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
9. Lego: The Lord Of The Rings
10. Rome: Total War II
Significantly, this week’s chart marks the first time that FIFA 13 has fallen from the top ten since September of 2012; slotting in at 14th for this week. The latest entry in EA’s trailblazing footie franchise maintained a foothold in the chart for a record-breaking 48 weeks and is, understandably, the most successful entry in the series to date. According to statistics, FIFA 13 sales also surpassed those of Call of Duty for the first time in four years, with the sports simulator shipping over three million copies in the UK alone.
Aside from the top two titles, Diablo III and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist were both non-movers for this week, ranking 3rd and 4th respectively. Additionally, Rome: Total War II slipped from the higher end of the rankings, with Creative Assembly’s RTS falling from 2nd to 10th. Other new entries that didn’t crack the top ten include NHL 14 which opened at 11th, and Sony’s PlayStation exclusive Puppeteer, which rounded off this week’s chart at number 40.
It seems Saints Row IV has experienced a successful run at the summit; after all, the third-person open world title managed to sell one million copies within its first week on the market. With that said, given the impending nature of Grand Theft Auto V, it’s likely that the Steelport motley crew are merely keeping the top stop warm for Rockstar’s behemoth.