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GTA V is the UK Retail’s Biggest Entertainment Product of 2013, Call of Duty Sales Fall Year-on-Year

January 2, 2014 Written by Sebastian Moss

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Grand Theft Auto V was the biggest retail entertainment of 2013 in the UK, beating out Skyfall, FIFA and The Hobbit.

We all knew GTAV would be a huge success, with the game selling 3.67 million units, but what is perhaps more of a surprise is the fall in sales of Call of Duty. Ghosts managed just under 2 million sales, well down from Black Ops II‘s 2.7 million from last year. However, Activision did predict that sales would be down due to the next-gen transition, with the publisher saying gamers would wait for the better version.

Here’s the top 20 entertainment products of 2013, with the data from GfK Chart-Track, ERA and The Official Charts Company (games are in bold):

  1. Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game) – Rockstar – 3,670,234
  2. Skyfall (Video) – 20th Century Fox  – 2,959,969
  3. FIFA 14 (Video Game) – EA – 2,656,763
  4. The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey (Video) – Warner Home Video – 2,065,152
  5. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (Video Game) – Activision Blizzard  – 1,991,994
  6. Les Miserables (Video) – Universal Pictures – 1,497,737
  7. Despicable Me 2 (Video) – Universal Pictures – 1,449,311
  8. The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn Part 2 (Video) – Entertainment One – 1,190,139
  9. Now That’s What I Call Music 86 (Music) – Sony Music/Universal Music – 1,159,595
  10. Now That’s What I Call Music 85 (Music) – Sony Music/Universal Music – 968,238
  11. Monsters University (Video) – Walt Disney Studios – 968,129
  12. Star Trek – Into Darkness (Video) – Paramount – 909,331
  13. Django Unchained (Video) – Sony Pictures – 885,311
  14. Life Of Pi (Video) – 20th Century Fox – 858,834
  15. Battlefield 4 (Video Game) – Electronic Arts – 838,869
  16. Man Of Steel (Video) – Warner Home Video – 828,027
  17. Despicable Me (Video) – Universal Pictures – 821,070
  18. Iron Man 3 (Video) – Walt Disney Studios – 816,922
  19. Taken 2 (Video) – 20th Century Fox – 804,396
  20. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Video Game) – Ubisoft – 776,888

How many of the entertainment products from the top 20 did you buy? Let us know in the comments below.

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