Slightly Mad’s Project CARS has taken the UK video game chart No.1 spot, ending a three-week run at the top for NetherRealm’s Mortal Kombat X.
Released on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Project CARS sold a massive 63 per cent of its week one total on Sony’s console. 31 per cent came on Xbox One and 6 per cent on PC – the bulk of PC sales will have been made digitally.
Project CARS is the first racing game to claim the UK No.1 spot since Codemasters’ GRID 2 back in 2013.
GTA 5 holds in second, whilst Mortal Kombat X is down to third place, followed by FIFA 15 and Dying Light in fourth and fifth.
There are two new entries from Nintendo, but neither is at the business end of the chart. Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush debuts at No.21, with 3DS compilation Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition taking 32nd.
Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 19, 2015
1. PROJECT CARS
2. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
3. MORTAL KOMBAT X
4. FIFA 15
5. DYING LIGHT
6. CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE
7. BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE
8. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
9. HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION
11. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
12. FORZA HORIZON 2
13. SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM
14. WWE 2K15
16. DISNEY INFINITY 2.0
17. ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY
18. FAR CRY 4
19. LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
20. WATCH DOGS
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster arrives for PS4 on Friday, but the single platform release is unlikely to challenge the top. Expect Project CARS and GTA 5 to continue battling it out for the No.1 spot for a second week running.