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Xbox One launch titles vie for the first 2014 top ten charts, but Gran Turismo 6 beats them to it

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Jonathan Lester
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Xbox One launch titles vie for the first 2014 top ten charts, but Gran Turismo 6 beats them to it

The first UK games charts of the new year have emerged, and frankly, they're incredibly boring. The top ten at least, which is dominated by the big third-party multiplatform releases. Yawn. Hello again, FIFA and Ghosts.

We've got it after the break for completeness' sake, but the real action is happening below in the 11-20 positions. Three of the Xbox One's launch titles occupy 11th place, 13th place and 18th place (Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse respectively) while PS4 exclusive Killzone: Shadow Fall has already sunk down to 21st. Mind you, Gran Turismo 6 is still sitting pretty in tenth position, beating them all to the punch. We've seen several retailers slash Xbox One game prices over the last week, so this is hardly surprising. Aliens: Colonial Marines has also shot up fifteen places into the top twenty, which is... macabre.

As you'd expect, this is a bit of a lull that will ramp up once February and March kick off - bringing us Titanfall, inFamous: Second Son and DriveClub amongst others. What have you been buying over Christmas?

UK Charts: Week Ending 4th January, 2013 (previous chart position in parentheses, links to reviews where appropriate)

  1. FIFA 14 (1)
  2. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (2)
  3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (3)
  4. Battlefield 4 (4)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (5)
  6. Need For Speed: Rivals (6)
  7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (7)
  8. Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition (9)
  9. Just Dance 2014 (8)
  10. Gran Turismo 6 (10)

Click here for the full top 40, courtesy of GFK Chart-Track >>

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Covert Recon  Jan. 6, 2014 at 14:42

Aliens is at the very lowest price of its bargain bin life. £3 in GAME, hence the chart placing as even the most reluctant give it a chance.

Late  Jan. 6, 2014 at 15:49

My only console game purchase recently is a preorder of Rayman Legends for the xb1.
Whilst I appreciate it seems stupid to pay £30 for it on the One when I could get effectively the exact same game for the 360 for much less, I have to balance that with the folly of buying games for a last gen console when I have it's successor sat next to it.

It's a nasty and expensive little conundrum, really.

You'll note I said it was my only console game purchase. I've bulked out my Steam collection quite a bit recently - which has zero effect on the above charts but does mean I'm keeping busy ;)

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