There was plenty of pent-up desire for Gran Turismo 5 when it eventually parked on store shelves all the way back in 2010, so it’s not especially surprising that its successor Gran Turismo 6 has debuted with sales less than its older sibling. However, we weren’t expecting such a sizeable drop. Chart-Track reports that the PlayStation 3 racer debuted with a tally around five times fewer than its oft-delayed forerunner, landing the vehicular excursion in eighth place in this week’s UK sales charts.

As has become a bit of a recurring theme, Call of Duty: Ghosts breached the summit, while FIFA 14 remained consistent – unlike the rest of the Premier League – and dribbled into second. Elsewhere, Battlefield 4 and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag held onto third and fourth respectively. Meanwhile, Killzone: Shadow Fall proved that the next-gen party is not over by sticking around in ninth, while Knack continued to outsell Super Mario 3D World all the way down in 18th.

You can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. Have you stretched your purse strings recently, or are you holding out until the post-Christmas sales now? Did you decide to pick up Polyphony Digital’s latest racer in the end, or are you part of the reason that its numbers are down? Turn on your engine in the comments section below.

[via chart-track.co.uk]