UK Sales Chart: Metal Gear Solid V Is #1, 72% of Sales on PS4

September 7, 2015Written by Jason Dunning


While it couldn’t overcome Batman: Arkham Knight or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as the biggest opening of 2015, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was able to set a new record for highest week 1 in the franchise, beating Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty by just under 37%.

For a breakdown, The Phantom Pain sold 72% on PlayStation 4, with Xbox One at 22%, PlayStation 3 at 3%, and Xbox 360 at 2%.

Elsewhere for new releases, Mad Max debuted in 2nd place, Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse opened in 35th, and Rugby World Cup 2015 just managed to stay in the top 40, placing in 39th.

Here’s the top 20 selling retail games in the UK for the week ending September 5, 2015, according to GfK Chart-Track:

  1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  2. Mad Max
  3. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (down 64%)
  4. Until Dawn (down 52%)
  5. Disney Infinity 3.0 (down 35%)
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. LEGO Jurassic World
  8. Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
  9. Minecraft: Xbox edition
  10. Batman: Arkham Knight
  11. Madden NFL 16
  12. Battlefield Hardline
  13. Dying Light
  14. Project Cars
  15. FIFA 15
  16. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  17. Dishonored: Definitive Edition
  18. The Last of Us: Remastered
  19. LittleBigPlanet 3
  20. Destiny

Where do you think Tearaway Unfolded will debut this week?

[Source: GfK Chart-Track (1), (2)]