Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto III was the top paid-for app for the week ending 18 December on both iPhone and iPad, Apple has revealed.

The app, which is compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the iPod touch (fourth generation), costs £2.99 in the App Store.

Other notable new entries in the charts include the BBC's iPlayer iPhone app, which launched last week.

The full list of top paid for and free iPhone and iPad apps is below:

iPhone (Paid): 

1.) Grand Theft Auto III - Rockstar Games.
2.) Catchphrase - Deluxe Digital Studios London Ltd. 
3.) WhatsApp Messenger - WhatsApp, Inc. 
4.) Bejeweled - PopCap.
5.) Angry Birds - Clickgamer.com 
6.) Angry Birds Seasons - Rovio Mobile Ltd. 
7.) Sonic CD - SEGA.
8.) Tiny Wings - Andreas Illiger.
9.) Camera+ - tap tap tap.
10.) Fruit Ninja - Halfbrick Studios.

iPad (Paid): 

1.) Grand Theft Auto III - Rockstar Games.
2.) Sonic CD - SEGA.
3.) The Crystal Maze HD - Dynamo Games.
4.) Moshi Monsters: Buster's Lost Moshlings - Penguin Books.
5.) Kinectimals - Microsoft Corporation.
6.) Football Manager Handheld 2012 - SEGA.
7.) Notability - Ginger Labs.
8.) Contre Jour HD - Chillingo Ltd. 
9.) Angry Birds HD - Chillingo Ltd. 
10.) Rockmate - Fingerlab.

iPhone (Free): 

1.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Limited.
2.) SoundHound - SoundHound, Inc. 
3.) iTunes - 12 Days of Christmas - iTunes.
4.) Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition - EA Swiss Sarl. 
5.) ArcherWorldCup!! - LitQoo.
6.) Very Hungry Cat - iDevUA Treelight Limited.
7.) Bejeweled Blitz - PopCap.
8.) Pool - Byterun.
9.) Global War Riot - Addmired, Inc.
10.) The Sims FreePlay - EA Swiss Sarl. 

iPad (Free): 

1.) Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition for iPad - EA Swiss Sarl. 
2.) iTunes - 12 Days of Christmas - iTunes.
3.) SoundHound - SoundHound, Inc. 
4.) The Sims FreePlay - EA Swiss Sarl. 
5.) Paper Toss 2.0 - Backflip Studios.
6.) Virtual Table Tennis HD - SenseDevil Games.
7.) Microsoft OneNote for iPad - Microsoft Corporation.
8.) Bejeweled Blitz - PopCap.
9.) BBC iPlayer - Media Applications Technologies Limited.
10.) Theme Park - EA Swiss Sarl.