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Football Manager holds off Thief from top of PC game charts

But stealth title steals All Format crown
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Football Manager 2014 has held off Thief from the top of the boxed PC game charts.

The football management title has remained in the top spot during its 18th week in the chart, with Square Enix’s stealth action game debuting in second place.

The PC-exclusive Football Manager 2014 and its mobile variant Football Manager Handheld 2014 are currently on sale as part of a one-day Pancake Day promotion, and recently saw the release of the latest winter transfer update.

“Football Manager 2014 has finally battered the opposition by marking a record-breaking 18th consecutive week at the top of the UK PC games chart,” a pun-happy statement from developer Sports Interactive said.

“This eggs-traordinary feat continues a long tradition of chart dominance for games developed by Sports Interactive.”

Last week’s second place PC game, the first-person military shooter Battlefield 4 fell to third, with Rome: Total War II and the Legendary Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim falling one place each to fourth and fifth respectively.

Presumably spurred on by the release of its Reaper of Souls expansion pack, gothic RPG Diablo III shot up into sixth place from 11th the week before.

Diablo’s fellow Blizzard title StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty remains the longest-lived title in the top 20, now at its 121st week in the chart. It gained a place, rising to 15th position.

Despite Thief’s failure to claim the PC top spot, it did manage to see success across all platforms, stealing the number one crown in the All Formats chart.

Kids’ film spin-off The Lego Movie Videogame and sports title Fifa 14 followed in second and third place.

See the top 20 boxed PC games for the week ending March 1st below:

  1. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014 (SEGA)
  2. THIEF (SQUARE ENIX)
  3. BATTLEFIELD 4 (EA)
  4. ROME: TOTAL WAR II (SEGA)
  5. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM – LEGENDARY (BETHESDA)
  6. DIABLO III (BLIZZARD)
  7. THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME (WARNER BROS)
  8. CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 (KONAMI)
  9. ARMA III (BOHEMIA INTERACTIVE)
  10. GUILD WARS 2 (NCSOFT)
  11. ROCKSMITH 2014 EDITION (UBISOFT)
  12. THE SIMS 3: STARTER BUNDLE (EA)
  13. FIFA 14 (EA)
  14. STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM (BLIZZARD)
  15. STARCRAFT II: WINGS OF LIBERTY (BLIZZARD)
  16. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS (ACTIVISION)
  17. SIMCITY (EA)
  18. ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG (UBISOFT)
  19. NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS (EA)
  20. THE ELDER SCROLLS: ANTHOLOGY (BETHESDA)

Source: Ukie Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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