Bethesdaâ€™s DOOM didnâ€™t take the UK chart top spot until around a month after launch, having to settle for #2 upon release.
Prey has found itself in a similar position â€“ it debuted at #2, but this week rises to claim no.1. Unlike DOOM however, it didnâ€™t need a price drop to get there.
We imagine many gamers were holding off until reviews went live, especially after the mixed reception from the pre-launch demo. No major new releases were out last week either, which probably also helped swing things in the sci-fi shooterâ€™s favour.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe â€“ last weekâ€™s chart topper â€“ fell to #3 with GTA V rising to #2. FIFA 17 rose four places to take #4 while Rocket League moved up to #5.
LEGO Worlds fell to #6, Infinite Warfare is at #7, Ghost Recon: Wildlands re-enters the top ten at #8, Horizon Zero Dawn remains at #9 and then at #10 itâ€™s Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Presumably due to price drops, Resident Evil VII and Call of Duty: Black Ops III have both shot back up the chart. The former rose from #24 to #11, while the latter went from #40 to #20.
The Division also saw a significant sales boost, rising from #38 to #21. Thatâ€™s presumably down to a combination of the recent free-play weekend and a price drop to around the Â£15 mark.