Despite the steep suggested retail price of £34.99 being met with criticism, Burnout Paradise Remastered has finished in first place in the all-format UK charts last week. While there were no other major releases competing against the game, it's an impressive achievement considering that Burnout Paradise was originally released ten years ago, and shows that there's still a strong demand for the series.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, the PS4 version accounted for 78% of all boxed sales for the game, with the rest making up sales of the Xbox One version. Burnout Paradise also topped the charts ten years ago when the original game was released back in January 2008. Burnout Revenge also debuted at number one 2005 as did Burnout 3: Takedown in 2004, which remains the fastest and best-selling Burnout game released so far.
If EA has been testing the waters for potential interest in another Burnout game, let's hope the strong initial sales of Burnout Paradise Remastered persuade the publisher to give a new game the green light.
The only other racing game in last week's top ten UK sales charts was Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which finished in fifth place. Meanwhile, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge failed to finish in the top 10 last week after debuting at number two the week before, but we can probably blame stock shortages on Amazon for that. At the time of writing, both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game are still sold out.