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UK Gaming Charts: Project CARS Claims Pole Position

Slightly Mad Studios latest racer Project CARS has surprised everyone and claimed the first number one for a racing game since 2013

Project CARS launched last week and has quickly raced into number one. Slightly Mad’s crowdfunded next-gen racer has also done something pretty impressive, it’s managed to score the first number one for a racing sim in 2 years. Something last achieved by Codemaster’s GRiD 2 back in 2013. It seems not only did we love it, everyone else loves it too.

Launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Project CARS has managed to knock down Mortal Kombat X from it’s three week reign over the UK Charts. Grand Theft Auto V is also holding on strong sticking in second place for another week, while Mortal Kombat X has fallen to third place.

New entries this week came from Nintendo but failed to enter the charts, with Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush at number 21, and uzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition in at 38. Surprisingly Skate 3 has also re-entered the UK charts at number 40 with Chart Track revealing that the game has a pretty cult following with 2014 and 2015 sales amounting to almost 25 per cent the game’s entire lifetime sell-through.

Here’s the full rundown:

  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
  10. Destiny