Last week saw two new major game releases making their way into the UK, and Chart Track has revealed that both Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance managed to top the weekly UK Software Sales chart ahead of previous number ones.
Crysis 3 debut at No. 1, followed closely by Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance at No. 2, but FIFA 13 (sales up 25%) held strong at No. 3 once again. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (sales flat) was another non-mover at No. 4, but Aliens: Colonial Marines (sales down 84) tumbles to No. 5 from No. 1 last week.
According to Chart Track, however, the launch week sales of Aliens: Colonial Marines and Dead Space 3 outstripped those of both Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, while only 5 500 units separate the two new chart-toppers (keeping in mind that Crysis 3 was also available on PC, that’s slim).
For Crysis 3, Chart Track notes that Xbox 360 saw the most sales with 57% of the total, but Revengeance sold best on PlayStation 3, with 61% of the sales recorded on Sony’s console.
Elsewhere, Dead Space 3 (sales down 54%) steps down four places to No. 6, Far Cry 3 (sales down 21s%) moves from No. 5 to No. 7, Need For Speed: Most Wanted (sales up 13%) only shifts by one place to No. 8, Assassin’s Creed III (sales down 5%) takes a trip from No. 6 to No. 9, and Hitman Absolution (sales down 2%) moves up one place to No. 10.
The Top Twenty All Format UK Software Sales Chart follows below:
- 1.) Crysis 3 (EA) New
- 2.) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Konami) New
- 3.) FIFA 13 (EA)
- 4.) Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
- 5.) Aliens: Colonial Marines (SEGA)
- 6.) Dead Space 3 (EA)
- 7.) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
- 8.) Need For Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
- 9.) Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)
- 10.) Hitman Absolution (Square Enix)
- 11.) Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
- 12.) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
- 13.) Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed (SEGA)
- 14.) Skylanders Giants (Activision)
- 15.) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros. Interactive)
- 16.) Halo 4 (Microsoft)
- 17.) LEGO Lord of the Rings (Warner Bros. Interactive)
- 18.) Grand Theft Auto IV (Take-Two)
- 19.) The Sims 3 (EA)
- 20.) Forza 4 (Microsoft)
You can read over last week’s UK Software Sales listing here.
Source: Chart Track