NetherRealm’s disturbingly brutal brawler is the UK’s number one for a third consecutive week.

Just one more week is needed to topple Battlefield Hardline’s record of four weeks straight – the longest a game has dominated the top spot so far this year.

With a 32% dip in sales and the anticipated Project CARS out this Friday though, Mortal Kombat X may very well find itself dethroned come next Monday.

Positions #2 and #3 are held by GTA V and Battlefield Hardline for a second week running.

FIFA 15 and Minecraft: PlayStation Edition then follow to form the UK’s top five.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is the top 40’s biggest riser – up from #28 to #18, despite this week’s incoming GOTY edition – while Bloodborne is the chart’s biggest faller, dropping from #12 to #21.

Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate and Mario Party 10 meanwhile make top 40 re-appearances at #27 and #35 respectively.

Both have seen some very generous online discounts lately.