Grand Theft Auto V Reclaims No.1 Spot In UK Charts; Resident Evil 7 Falls To No.3

Rockstar’s sandbox behemoth once again takes no.1 in the UK charts this week, almost three years after its original launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Continuing to enjoy sales success thanks to its online counterpart, GTA Online, Grand Theft Auto V‘s subsequent ports over to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC have no doubt helped it to shift copies so far along in its lifespan, but what about the rest of this week’s popular titles?

Sadly, GTA V‘s resurgence means Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 didn’t quite manage to make it three weeks on the trot in pole position, which means it falls just short of achieving the same goal that its predecessors Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 5 met, but we imagine the publisher is still pleased with its performance, what with the reboot having received a warm critical and commercial reception.

As for new entries, Team Ninja’s Nioh is the only one, debuting at no.2 following its launch last week on PlayStation 4. Considering its exclusivity, it appears as if the Souls-like RPG is off to a good start, likely helped, in part, by the hype generated by its numerous demos and positive reviews. We Got This Covered’s Edward Love gave it four and a half stars in his review, stating that: “Nioh champions the joy of combat and the fun of overcoming a challenge. It owes a debt to Dark Souls, yes, but manages to step out of its considerable shadow, too.”

There’s not really any other remarkable changes to speak of this week, although Blizzard’s Overwatch returns to the top 10, as does Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2. See the full list below, courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

  1. GTAV
  2. Nioh
  3. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  4. FIFA 17
  5. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  6. Battlefield 1
  7. Rocket League
  8. Hitman: The Complete First Season
  9. Overwatch
  10. Watch Dogs 2