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UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Holds off Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Disney Infinity to Finish at #1

August 27, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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It wasn’t an easy fight, but Saints Row IV (have you read our Challenge and Trophy Guides?) managed to finish first in the UK sales charts last week. In doing so, it has become the fourth best launch of the year so far (behind Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, and The Last of Us), the second best launch in the series behind Saints Row: The Third, and it sold 69% of copies on Xbox 360 and 31% on PS3.

Elsewhere, Splinter Cell: Blacklist debuted at #2, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified starts off at 10th, PayDay 2 takes a major drop of 76% and 17 places to finishes 18th, with Disney Infinity in third place, selling 3.6 times more Starter Packs at launch than the first Skylanders game and doing 43% on Xbox 360, PS3 at 22%, Wii at 21%, Wii U at 10%, and 3DS at 4%.

Here’s the top 22 selling games in the UK for the week ending August 24th:

  1. Saints Row IV
  2. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  3. Disney Infinity
  4. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  6. FIFA 13
  7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  8. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  9. The Last of Us
  10. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  11. Assassin’s Creed III
  12. Max Payne 3
  13. LEGO Lord of the Rings
  14. Far Cry 3
  15. Tomb Raider
  16. Skylanders Giants
  17. Grand Theft Auto IV
  18. PayDay 2
  19. The Smurfs 2
  20. Skyrim: Legendary Edition
  21. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  22. The Wonderful 101

Do you think Saints Row IV can hold on against all the new releases this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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