Grand Theft Auto 5 sold almost half a million copies during lockdown in the UK

By Sean Carey,
Video games during the lockdown period in the UK saw significant sales figures according to new numbers published by the Entertainment Retailers Association. FIFA 20, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and surprisingly Grand Theft Auto V were the three top-selling games in the UK during the period selling hundreds of thousands of copies each.

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Sales data taken from March 23rd to June 13th shows that the top two selling entertainment products were both videos, with Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker taking the top spot followed by Frozen 2. Out of the 40 products listed, 21 were video games.

The top-selling video game for the period was FIFA 20. EA's annual sports title managed to sell 506,572 copies. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare took the second spot with 474,902 copies sold, followed by Grand Theft Auto 5 with 438,902. It's quite amazing to see that GTA 5 is still managing to shift huge numbers despite the game launching back in 2013. As of August 2020, Rockstar's open-world epic has shipped over 135 million copies across all platforms.

The Entertainment Retailers Association's data includes both physical and digital figures. However, according to Eurogamer, Nintendo and Bethesda do not provide their digital sales data to the ISFE. Animal Crossing only managed 11th place in the full list of figures, but probably would have been much higher considering the game launched during the lockdown period.

Here is the top 40 in full:
  1. Star Wars 9 - The Rise Of Skywalker, Walt Disney Studios - 637,484 (Video)
  2. Frozen 2, Walt Disney Studios - 541,783 (Video)
  3. FIFA 20, Electronic Arts - 506,572 (Games)
  4. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, Activision Blizzard - 474,902 (Games)
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5, Rockstar Games - 438,902 (Games)
  6. 1917, Universal Pictures - 411,92 (Video)
  7. Jumanji - The Next Level, Sony Pictures HE - 411,151 (Video)
  8. NBA 2K20, 2K Sports - 400,879 (Games)
  9. Monopoly Plus, Ubisoft - 253,045 (Games)
  10. Bad Boys For Life, Sony Pictures HE - 241,471 (Video)
  11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nintendo - 206,069 (Games)
  12. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, Activision Blizzard - 203,749 (Games)
  13. Onward, Walt Disney Studios - 191,847 (Video)
  14. Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Square Enix - 185,260 (Games)
  15. Sonic The Hedgehog, Universal Pictures - 177,940 (Video)
  16. Knives Out, Elevation Sales - 155,129 (Video)
  17. The Sims 4, Electronic Arts - 146,006 (Games)
  18. Resident Evil 3, Capcom - 143,042 (Games)
  19. Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft - 132,395 (Games)
  20. Future Nostalgia Dua Lipa, Warner Music - 122,740 (Albums)
  21. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Electronic Arts - 116,669 (Games)
  22. Le Mans '66, Walt Disney Studios - 113,962 (Video)
  23. Uno, Ubisoft - 112,800 (Games)
  24. Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games - 108,784 (Games)
  25. Little Women (2019), Sony Pictures HE - 108,245 (Video)
  26. Jojo Rabbit, Walt Disney Studios - 107,478 (Video)
  27. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft - 104,935 (Games)
  28. Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi, Universal Music - 95,733
  29. Just Dance 2020, Ubisoft - 95,656 (Games)
  30. Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft - 95,139 (Games)
  31. Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous, Warner Home Video - 94,810 (Video)
  32. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Activision Blizzard - 93,713 (Games)
  33. EA Sports UFC 3, Electronic Arts - 91,706 (Games)
  34. Spies In Disguise, Walt Disney Studios - 88,966 (Video)
  35. Bloodshot, Sony Pictures HE - 85,341 (Video)
  36. Football Manager 2020, Sega - 84,104 (Games)
  37. The Gentlemen, EIV - 80,780 (Video)
  38. Spider-Man, Sony Interactive Entertainment - 78,247 (Games)
  39. After Hours Weeknd, Universal Music - 75,871 (Albums)
  40. Dolittle, Universal Pictures - 74,124 (Video)
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.