FIFA 14 Tops UK Gaming Charts

FIFA 14 has done what in any other year would be totally boring and unexpected - gone to the top of the UK software charts.

What makes the result extra special, however, is that it managed to knock GTA 5 off the top spot in the process.

EA's latest footy sim was praised by our reviewer for its more thoughtful, weighty take on the beautiful game - but it's clearly a pretty limited reworking of a classic formula.

Regardless, it's clearly a hit with the buying public. CVG reports that the game easily topped the charts, followed by GTA 5, Minecraft, PES 2014 and The Last Of Us.

However, Chart-Track noted that FIFA 14's sales appear to be down about 24% compared to this time last year - possibly because gamers spent their savings on GTA, or are waiting for the next-gen versions which aren't out until November.

Meanwhile GTA sales have fallen 82% in a week - not surprising given the titanic takings in the game's first few days.

Here's the full top 20 (all formats):

  1. FIFA 14
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5
  3. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
  4. PES 2014
  5. The Last of Us
  6. Disney Infinity
  7. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  8. Saints Row IV
  9. Diablo III
  10. Rayman Legends
  11. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  12. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix
  13. Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes
  14. Grand Theft Auto IV
  15. Max Payne 3
  16. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  17. Skylanders Giants
  18. Aliens Colonial Marines
  19. Tomb Raider
  20. Animal Crossing New Leaf