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UK Gaming Charts: The Witcher 3 :Wild Hunt Scores Best Selling Game of 2015
Money talks.

It comes as no surprise that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has taken the number one crown this week

Bandai Namco Entertainment must be having some pretty big celebrations, not only has Project CARS scored them their first consecutive number one for over a decade, CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (which is published by Bandai Namco) has kept the publisher in the number one spot for the third week running. Champagne anyone?

In addition to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt replacing Project CARS in the top spot, the open world role playing game has also smashed a record this week, a record currently held on to by Battlefield Hardline: The best selling game of 2015 so far. According to Chart-Track, the launch of The Witcher 3 matches the debut position of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, but delivers an overall increase of 608 per cent on the week one sales of its 2012 predecessor. Blimey.

In terms of platform share, as you might have expected the PlayStation 4 takes a hefty share of the sales with 63 per cent, though chances are PC sales would have been higher if Chart-Track took into account digital sales, which it does not.

Another new entry this week, landing in second place surprisingly, is Giants Software’s Farming Simulator 15 which makes its debut on current gen consoles in addition to the last-gen release. It’s also technically a re-entry considering the PC release has been available for some time.

Grand Theft Auto V is doing well for itself still too with a 23 per cent increase in sales, holding third place for a second week. As for Project CARS, due to a strong boost in sales of FIFA 15, Slightly Mad Studios racing sim falls down to fifth place.

Here’s the full rundown:

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  2. Farming Simulator 15
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. FIFA 15
  5. Project CARS
  6. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  7. Battlefield Hardline
  8. Mortal Kombat X
  9. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  10. Destiny