Since its launch last week, Project CARS has had a successful start, parking at the number one spot in the UK charts – an impressive feat for a new IP, particularly one that's in a specialist genre such as racing simulation games. Hopefully its success will pave the way for future racing sims on console in the future.
Things get more interesting when you look at the format sales. The PS4 is the clear winner, with a substantial lead of 63% sales on Sony's console, compared to 31% on Xbox One and only 6% on PC, although this only takes physical copies into account – the majority of PC sales were made digitally.
In the absence of Gran Turismo 7, Project CARS is clearly capitalising on being the only thoroughbred racing simulation currently available on PS4, so it makes sense for it to be the leading platform – particularly when the Xbox One already has Forza Motorsport which has an established following. It just goes to show, though, that there are many people pining for a Gran Turismo game on PS4. With such strong competition pulling up alongside them, Polyphony can't afford to keep us waiting much longer. We're waiting for E3 to arrive with baited to breath.
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