GRID 2 earns Codemasters its first UK No.1 since F1 2010 back in September 2010, going one better than the original GRID which launched five years ago.
However, actual sales paint a different picture, with GRID 2's week one total coming in 29 per cent down on the original GRID's first week sales.
FIFA 13 holds on at No.2 with half-term activity giving the title a 17 per cent boost week-on-week. Dead Island: Riptide moves up one place to No.3, followed by Far Cry 3, and Resident Evil: Revelations which drops from No.1 to No.5. Metro: Last Light slides four places to No.7.
The week's major loser is EA and Insomniac's Fuse which makes its debut just inside the Top 40 at No.37.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 22, 2013
1. GRID 2
2. FIFA 13
3. DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE
4. FAR CRY 3
5. RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS
6. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
7. METRO LAST LIGHT
8. DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS
9. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
10. TOMB RAIDER
11. BIOSHOCK INFINITE
12. LUIGI'S MANSION 2
13. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
14. CRYSIS 3
15. LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS
16. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
17. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
18. INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US
19. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
20. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
Fuse looked as if it would struggle from the moment it was announced, but it is a little surprising to see it chart so poorly in a week with little other competition in the action genre.
Capcom's Remember Me hits stores on Friday and, while we can't see it topping the chart, a Top 10 place is likely on the cards.