UK Sales Charts: Saints Row IV Holds Onto #1, Final Fantasy XIV: ARR Debuts in 3rd

Despite a bunch of new releases challenging them, both Saints Row IV (down 44%) and Splinter Cell: Blacklist (down 37%) managed to retain the #1 and #2 spots atop the UK charts, followed by newcomer Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn in third.

Elsewhere, Rayman Legends had a respectable debut of 6th place (with Legends outselling Rayman Legends by 20% in week 1) and Madden NFL 25 was 7th (behind Madden NFL 13’s week 1 sales). Unfortunately, things got much worse for Capcom and GrassHopper Manufacture, as Lost Planet 3 was 26th and Killer is Dead was 28th (ouch).

Here’s the top 28 selling games in the UK for the week ending August 31st, 2013:

  1. Saints Row IV
  2. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  3. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  4. Disney Infinity
  5. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  6. Rayman Legends
  7. Madden NFL 25
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  9. PayDay 2
  10. FIFA 13
  11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  12. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  13. The Last of Us
  14. Max Payne 3
  15. LEGO Lord of the Rings
  16. Tomb Raider
  17. Skylanders Giants
  18. Assassin’s Creed III
  19. Grand Theft Auto IV
  20. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  21. The Smurfs 2
  22. Far Cry 3
  23. The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
  24. Skyrim: Legendary Edition
  25. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
  26. Lost Planet 3
  27. Battlefield 3
  28. Killer is Dead

Do you think Diablo III will finish first in the next charts? Let us know in the comments below.

[Source 1, 2]