UK Games Chart: Mortal Kombat X Breaks Series Record

Plus, Grand Theft Auto 5 sales double following the release on PC.

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Mortal Kombat X has become the fastest-selling game in the series' 23-year history, according to UK sales monitor Chart-Track, with the ultraviolent fighting game jumping straight to first in the charts.

The Warner Bros-published title has also been named as the UK's second-fastest selling release of the year so far, behind EA's Battlefield Hardline.

PlayStation 4 versions represented 61 percent of total retail sales, with 38 percent coming from Xbox One and one percent from PC (this figure does not calculate digital downloads, which could skew the percentages significantly). The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game have been delayed to the summer, and a final release date has yet to be set.

Mortal Kombat X's strong opening week pushes Battlefield Hardline off the top spot, down to third place after four weeks atop the charts.

Meanwhile, the release of the PC edition of Grand Theft Auto V has helped boost retail sales by 94 percent. As with all releases in the official UK games chart, digital sales are not counted, which begs the question of whether Mortal Kombat X would have taken first had digital sales been counted.

The full top ten follows:

  1. Mortal Kombat X
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Battlefield Hardline
  4. FIFA 15
  5. Bloodborne
  6. Far Cry 4
  7. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  8. Minecraft Xbox Edition
  9. Minecraft PlayStation Edition
  10. Dying Light

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