Grid 2 entered at No.1 on the UK all formats all prices chart for the week ended June 1.
Codemasters' racing sequel went one better than its predecessor, which debuted at No.2 five years ago, although launch week sales were down 29 per cent on the original's, according to Chart-Track.
FIFA 13 was a non-mover at No.2, ahead of fellow former chart-toppers Dead Island: Riptide, Far Cry 3 and Resident Evil: Revelations.
Assassin's Creed 3 remained at No.6, while Metro Last Light, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Tomb Raider rounded off the top ten.
The only other new entry in the top 40 was Insomniac's first multiplatform game, EA published Fuse, which debuted at a lowly No.37.
- Grid 2 (Codemasters)
- FIFA 13 (EA)
- Dead Island: Riptide (Deep Silver)
- Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
- Resident Evil: Revelations (Capcom)
- Assassin's Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
- Metro: Last Light (Deep Silver)
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo)
- Lego batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner)
- Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
We said in our Grid 2 review: "Grid 2 is a robust and complete racing package that delivers big on value-for-money and while it's by no means a game of end-to-end thrills, it has its moments. Those that splash out will have their investment repaid in kind, once they get to grips with its foibles."
In our Fuse review, we said: "Fuse is like four dull cover-shooters transposed on top of each other. Juicily inventive firearms aside, there's a lack of ideas here, and while nothing's particularly wrong, there's certainly not much right."