The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has smashed the record for biggest game launch in 2015 as it debuts at the top of the UK All Formats Chart.
Wild Hunt beat previous holder of biggest launch Battlefield: Hardline, selling through 53% more than the shooter managed in its first week.
According to Chart Track, the third game in the Witcher series beat its predecessor’s week one sales by a whopping 608%. The PS4 got the biggest share of the spoils, accounting for a 63% share of The Witcher III’s first week sales. The Xbox One accounted for 32% of its’ sales with the rest of the physical sales coming on PC, which would have enjoyed larger digital sales.
Second this week is Farming Simulator 15, a new entry in the charts following the release of the Xbox One and PS4 version.
Grand Theft Auto V keeps a steady hand on third place, whilst FIFA 15 enjoys a good sales boost to lift it two places to fourth.
Project: CARS suffers a tumble in its third week, down to fifth after enjoying two weeks at number one.
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood drops down four places to sixth in its second week in the charts, with Battlefield: Hardline climbing three places to seventh.
Mortal Kombat X finds itself down to eighth this week as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare also falls, with Activisions’ shooter down to ninth.
The Top 10 is rounded off this week by Destiny, which is down one place.
Elsewhere in the charts, Bloodborne enjoys the benefit of a console bundle to propel it up a massive 22 places, and landing just outside the Top 10 in 11th.
The UK All Formats Chart Top 10 (Week ending 23rd May 2015) is as follows:
1. (N) The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
2. (N) Farming Simulator 2015
3. (-) Grand Theft Auto V
4. (6) FIFA 15
5. (1) Project: CARS
6. (2) Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
7. (10) Battlefield: Hardline
8. (4) Mortal Kombat X
9. (7) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
10. (9) Destiny
You can view the full Top 40 here.
Next week we see Splatoon enter the charts. It should break the Top 10, if not dethroning The Witcher.