Project Cars races straight to top of Ukie Games Chart

Project Cars

Project Cars in pole position in Ukie Games Chart

This year we’ve seen a couple of motorcycle racing games (PQube/Milestone’s ‘RIDE’ & Koch/Kylotonn’s ‘Motorcycle Club’) but now we have a 4 wheel racing game that does something that no other racing sim has done for 2 years – and that is to claim No1 on the UK All Formats Top 40 (since Codemasters’ ‘GRID 2’ back in week 22, 2013).  The game in question is ‘Project Cars’ for PS4/Xbox One/PC, a crowd-funded AAA release developed by Slightly Mad Studios in the UK and published/distributed by Bandai Namco.  It’s also the first boxed product release to tick the following 3 boxes: triple screen 4K resolution and compatibility with Occulus Rift & Project Morpheus…although neither of these VR headsets are actually commercially available right now.   Rockstar/Take 2 remain at No2 with ‘GTA V’ (-3%) and Warner’s 3 week run at No1 with ‘Mortal Kombat X’ is over (-35%) as the title drops to No3.  In terms of other new releases there are 2 new Nintendo titles, starting at No21 with Wii U ‘Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush’ with amiibo functionality and then at No32 we have 3DS compilation ‘Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Edition’.  Re-entering the Top 40 for the first time this year at No38 is EA’s ‘Skate 3’ (+15%), which continues to enjoy a cult following on 360/PS3.  The game dates from 2010 but units sold in 2014 and 2015 so far are close to 25% of entire lifetime sell-through, which is a highly unusual sales pattern for a boxed product.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices)
Week 19 Year 2015 Ending 9th May

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 PROJECT CARS PEGI 3+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
2 2 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
1 3 MORTAL KOMBAT X PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
4 4 FIFA 15 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
6 5 DYING LIGHT PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
8 6 CALL OF DUTY: ADVANCED WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
3 7 BATTLEFIELD HARDLINE PEGI 18+ EA GAMES
7 8 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
9 9 HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
16 10 DESTINY PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
5 11 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
17 12 FORZA HORIZON 2 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
19 13 SKYLANDERS TRAP TEAM PEGI 7+ SKYLANDERS
10 14 WWE 2K15 PEGI 16+ 2K SPORTS
12 15 TERRARIA PEGI 12+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
11 16 DISNEY INFINITY 2.0 PEGI 7+ DISNEY INFINITY
20 17 ASSASSIN'S CREED: UNITY PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
13 18 FAR CRY 4 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
15 19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
25 20 WATCH DOGS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  21 KIRBY AND THE RAINBOW PAINTBRUSH PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
18 22 MIDDLE EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
22 23 THE CREW PEGI 12+ UBISOFT
14 24 BORDERLANDS: THE HANDSOME COLLECTION PEGI 18+ 2K GAMES
23 25 LEGO BATMAN 3: BEYOND GOTHAM PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
21 26 BLOODBORNE PEGI 16+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
28 27 EVOLVE PEGI 16+ 2K GAMES
29 28 SUPER SMASH BROS. PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
27 29 MONSTER HUNTER 4 ULTIMATE PEGI 12+ CAPCOM
32 30 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 31 DARK SOULS II: SCHOLAR OF THE FIRST SIN PEGI 16+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
  32 PUZZLE & DRAGONS Z + SUPER MARIO EDITION PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
  33 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
33 34 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE PEGI 7+ EA GAMES
31 35 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
24 36 TROPICO 5 PEGI 16+ KALYPSO MEDIA
35 37 MARIO PARTY 10 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
  38 SKATE 3 PEGI 16+ XBOX 360 CLASSICS
36 39 THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
34 40 JUST DANCE 2015 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT

Ukie Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track