UK Chart: Grid 2 takes pole position

Grid 2 claimed the top spot on the UK all formats all prices chart for the week ended June 1. The original game only manged to debut at No.2 five years ago, but its launch week sales were 29 per cent higher than those of Codemasters’ latest racing sequel, according to retail monitor Chart-Track.

FIFA 13 held second place, while fellow former chart-toppers Dead Island: Riptide, Far Cry 3 and Resident Evil Revelations rounded off the top five. Assassin's Creed 3 was a non-mover at No.6, followed by Metro Last Light, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Tomb Raider.

Elsewhere, Insomniac's first multiplatform game, the EA published Fuse, just managed to scrape into the top 40 in its debut week, charting at No.37.

GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (previous week):

  • Grid 2 (Codemasters)
  • FIFA 13 (EA)
  • Dead Island: Riptide (Deep Silver)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom)
  • Assassin's Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
  • Metro: Last Light (Deep Silver)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo)
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner)
  • Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

We said in our Grid 2 review: "As a whole, Grid 2 is a slick, powerful racer that's the result of a clear vision of intense, streamlined competition. It takes few risks yet scratches many itches, offering a compelling experience to fans on all sides of the racing spectrum. While some will question a few design decisions, the overall package delivers on many levels. Put simply, Grid 2 deserves your attention.”