Wolfenstein provides UK chart with fresh blood

The glorious Project CARS is the UK’s number one for a second week running. Amazingly, that’s Bandai Namco’s longest number one streak since Ridge Racer Type 4 way back in 1999.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – another Bandai Namco published title, due out tomorrow – should help add a few more weeks to that record.

At #2 it’s the physical release of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. The PS4 version took a hefty 67% cut of the sales. Initially, the Xbox One version wasn’t going to receive a physical release, possibly explaining why only 27% of sales were for Microsoft’s system.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is back in the top 40 too, albeit down at #32.

This week’s chart presents us with another record breaker – GTA V has now passed 5m sales in the UK. Rockstar’s crime caper is at #3, down from #2. Mortal Kombat X likewise moves down a position, now at #4.

At #5 it’s another new entry – Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster on PS4. We had a feeling this would perform surprisingly well.

Positions #6 through to #10 are then filled by FIFA 15, CoD: Advanced Warfare, Dying Light, Destiny and Battlefield: Hardline.

Alas, another one of our inklings has also proven true – Code Name S.T.E.A.M. failed to make an impact on the top 40. It has to settle for #4 in the 3DS chart.

The Wii U’s Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush hasn’t seen a significant drop, however – the pink blob merely moves down two places, now at #23

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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