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UK Software Chart: Max Payne 3 claims top spot during week of May 19th

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Rockstar’s Max Payne 3 has debuted at the top of Chart Track’s UK Software Sales, taking the top spot in its debut week to become Rockstar/Take 2’s first chart-topper since the release of LA Noire almost a year ago.

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According to Chart Track, Max Payne 3 is the first of the series to debut at No. 1 on the UK chart, outperforming the launch week sales of Max Payne 2 by 10 to 1. Max Payne 3 is also the biggest UK launch since Mass Effect 3 earlier this year.

58% of Max Payne 3’s sales were recorded on Xbox 360, while 42% of the share went to PlayStation 3. While Rockstar’s game sits pretty at the top, Chart Track says that only 8 000 units in sales separate it and the No. 2 game on the listing, Diablo III.

Diablo III enters the charts at number 2 and becomes the 12th fastest-selling PC game in the UK ever, pushing FIFA Street (sales down 17%) down one spot to third. Last week’s number one Sniper Elite V2 (sales down 68%) drops three places to fourth, while FIFA 12 (sales down 8%) moves down to number 5.

Prototype 2 (sales down 15%) is down two to sixth, while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (sales up 21%) holds down seventh. Battlefield 3 (sales down 2%) is in at number 8 while Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (sales down 6%) moves up one to ninth. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games (sales down 9%) rounds off the Top 10 in tenth position.

The Top Twenty All Format UK Software Sales Chart follows below:

  • 1.) Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
  • 2.) Diablo III (Blizzard)
  • 3.) FIFA Street (EA)
  • 4.) Sniper Elite V2 (505 Games)
  • 5.) FIFA 12 (EA Sports)
  • 6.) Prototype 2 (Activision)
  • 7.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
  • 8.) Battlefield 3 (EA)
  • 9.) Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
  • 10.) Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
  • 11.) Mass Effect 3 (EA)
  • 12.) Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Activision)
  • 13.) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA Sports)
  • 14.) Kinect Star Wars (LucasArts)
  • 15.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
  • 16.) Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros.)
  • 17.) Catherine (Deep Silver)
  • 18.) Saints Row: The Third (THQ)
  • 19.) Football Manager 2012 (Sega)
  • 20.) Rayman: Origins (Ubisoft)

Source: Chart Track


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