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UK Video Game Chart: Metal Gear Rising guns down Aliens: Colonial Marines
UK Video Game Chart: Crysis 3 beats Metal Gear Rising to No.1 spot guns down Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Colonial Marines sales drop 84 per cent week on week.
Crytek's Crysis 3 fights off strong competition from Konami's Metal Gear Rising: Revengenace to claim the UK video game chart No.1 spot, reports Chart Track.
5,500 units separate Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising, with the former benefiting from also being available on PC. Crysis 3 saw 57 per cent of sales on Xbox 360, whilst Metal Gear Rising performed best on PS3 with 61 per cent of sales.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is suffering from all the bad press, taking a huge 84 per cent drop in sales week on week, seeing it fall to No.5. FIFA 13 holds at No3, Black Ops 2 sticks at No.4 and Dead Space 3 is down to No.3, itself with a 54 per cent drop.
EA's Crysis 3 takes the top spot in this week's UK all formats chart, ahead of Konami's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which makes its debut at No.2.
According to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track there's a gap of 5,500 sales between Metal Gear Rising and Crysis 3, with the latter gaining the edge thanks to a PC release.
The shooter performed strongest on the Xbox 360, with 57% of sales on Microsoft's console. Meanwhile the PS3 proved the be the platform of choice for Metal Gear Rising with 61% of sales of total sales.
'FIFA 13' continues to be a presence in top ten at No.3, as does Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which holds on to the No.4 spot.
Dead Space 3 drops to No.6, but maintains its lead on Far Cry 3 and Need for Speed Most Wanted, which are at No.7 and No.8 respectively. Rounding off the top ten are Assassin's Creed 3 at No.9 and Square's Hitman Absolution at No.10.
UKIE Games Charts
Game (age rating)
|1 (–)||Crysis 3 (16+)|
|2 (–)||Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (18+)|
|3 (3)||Fifa 13 (3+)|
|4 (4)||Call Of Duty: Black Ops II (18+)|
|5 (1)||Aliens: Colonial Marines (18+)|
|6 (2)||Dead Space 3 (18+)|
|7 (5)||Far Cry 3 (18+)|
|8 (7)||Need For Speed Most Wanted (7+)|
|9 (6)||Assassin's Creed III (18+)|
|10 (11)||Hitman Absolution (18+)|
|11 (8)||Just Dance 4 (3+)|
|12 (12)||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (15+)|
|13 (9)||Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed (7+)|
|14 (13)||Skylanders Giants (7+)|
|15 (15)||Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (7+)|
|16 (10)||Halo 4 (16+)|
|17 (16)||Lego The Lord of the Rings (12+)|
|18 (20)||Grand Theft Auto Iv (18+)|
|19 (–)||The Sims 3 (12+)|
|20 (–)||Forza Motorsport 4 (3+)|
i anticipated Crysis 3 would top the chart, but with no public data on sales it's impossible to tell how successful it and Metal Gear have been. Aliens, however, looks set to fast track itself to the bargain bin.
With nothing new until Tomb Raider on March 5 expect a slow week of sales, with little change in next update