GTA 5 tops UK physical game sales chart for first half of 2017

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UK video game sales tracker Chart-Track does not publicly reveal sales figures – it leaves that to video game publishers. But the Entertainment Retailers Association does, and in its latest report for the first half of 2017, it revealed the top six best-selling physical games in the UK so far.

The behemoth that is Grand Theft Auto 5 is the UK’s best-selling video game so far this year, with 334,280 physical copies sold. That’s a pretty incredible return for a game that first came out four years ago. Who in the UK is still to buy the thing?

GTA 5 is closely followed by Ghost Recon: Wildlands, with 311,792 copies sold. It’s fair to say Ubisoft’s open-world chaos ’em-up is a success.

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