GTA V is Still Topping Sales Charts Eight Years After First Release

Published 08/16/2021, 8:57 AM EDT


GTA is an extremely popular franchise and even after eight years of the first release, it is still ruling hearts. GTA 5 was able to bang the second position in the UK charts box. This makes all the players quite nostalgic as all the top three games on the list were released a generation ago. Mario Kart was first released in 2014 and still has the crown of being in no. 1 position. Minecraft bangs the third position, and it was first released in 2011. Isn’t that something unreal?

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Of course, these big games were always a part of the top ten games for years now, particularly since they launch on better and modern platforms. Mario Kart is back at the no. 1 spot with a 6% sale increase week-on-week. Grand Theft Auto is in the second position with an increase of 44% in sales week-on-week. It jumped from number 5 to number 2 real quick and the sales growth is also incredible.

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While Minecraft is at number 3 with an approximately 17% increase in sale growth. Last week’s champion F1 2021 slipped to number 6 due to flat sales.

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On number 4, we have the ultimate Olympic game Tokyo 2020: the Official Video Game. However, its sales were down by 5%. At number 5 we have the much-loved Animal Crossing: New Horizon. The sale growth was flat this week for this title. We also have a brand new entry on the top 10 list. Hades managed to land at no. 8 position thanks to the launch on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

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More PlayStation 5 consoles were released on the market last week and this benefitted a lot of PlayStation 5 titles. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart was able to make its return to the top ten list again with a 313% sales rise. Resident Evil Village also got a 151% sale rise and jumped to number 11.

List of top 10 titles (14 August 2021)

  1. Mario Kart 8: Delux
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5
  3. Minecraft Switch
  4. Olympic game Tokyo 2020: The official video game
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizon
  6. F1 2021
  7. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  8. Hades
  9. The legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  10. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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Which one is your favorite title? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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