The Car’s the Star – Project CARS takes pole position

Slightly Mad Studio’s Project CARS has become the first racer to take the UK chart’s top spot since Codemaster’s GRID 2 back in 2013. Considering we’ve had Forza Horizon 2 and Driveclub since then, that’s quite the achievement.

It was the PS4 version that proved the most popular, unsurprisingly. Somewhat more surprising; the boxed PC version seems to have sold rather well, entering the individual format chart at #11. The fact that it’s £39.99 on Steam, as opposed to £27.99 on Amazon for a physical copy, probably has something to do with that.

Mortal Kombat X was last week’s chart topper. That moves down to #3 while GTA V holds fast at #2. FIFA 15 remains at #4. Then at #5 it’s Dying Light, which has been slowly making its way back up the chart thanks to price cuts.

Positions #5 through to #10 are then formed of CoD: Advanced Warfare, Battlefield: Hardline, Minecraft: Xbox Edition, Halo: MMC and Destiny. Destiny is up six places this week which, again, can be attributed to price drops.

Two other titles have managed to break the top 40 this week. They are the Wii U’s Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush at #21 and Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition on 3DS at #32. We can see the latter being a steady seller, just like Tomodachi Life before it. A spot of promotion wouldn’t go amiss, mind.

Chart-Track also gives Skate 3 a special shout out. EA’s 2010 release is back at #38 this week, with units sold in 2014 and 2015 currently approaching 25% of entire lifetime sell-through. It’s all down to YouTuber PewDiePie, apparently.

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