Bandai Namco can start popping the champagne corks; The Witcher 3 has become the UK’s biggest gaming launch of 2015.
Eclipsing the week-one sales figures of the year’s previous top seller, the latest Witcher instalment – Wild Hunt – racked up numbers 53 per cent higher than EA’s delay-hit Battlefield Hardline.
What’s more, showing a marked increase in franchise interest, opening week Witcher sales were up a massive 608 per cent on the 2011 released Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
From AAA smash hit to something a little more, well, agricultural, the week’s second highest selling game was the edge-of-your-seat thriller, Farming Simulator 15.
This was backed up in the podium positions by GTA 5, a game which last week recording its 5 millionth physical sale in the UK.
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The year’s former largest gaming launch, Battlefield Hardline moved up three positions in the week ending May 23 to seventh.
Familiar faces Mortal Kombat X, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Destiny rounded out the week’s top ten.