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UK Software Chart: Crysis 3 out-muscles Metal Gear Rising during week of February 23rd

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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.

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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


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