Max Payne 3 from Rockstar Games has shot to the top of the UK charts in its first week on sale, beating fellow new release Diablo 3, and pushing last week’s number one Sniper Elite V2 down the charts. Read on to check out the most popular games in the UK this past week.
Max Payne 3 beat Diablo 3 to the top by just 8,000 copies. The second-placed Diablo 3 became the 12th fastest-selling PC game in the UK ever, outselling the previous two Football Manager games. The majority of Max Payne 3 sales went to Xbox 360 (58 per cent compared to 42 per cent for PS3).
Former number one FIFA Street finds itself at four, followed by Prototype 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 at position seven. Modern Warfare 3 enjoyed a 21 per cent increase in sales on last week, possibly due to the after effect of the recently unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer. It appears gamers are getting excited about Call of Duty all over again.
The rest of the top ten has a familiar look to it, with Battlefield 3, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games propping up the chart.
Next week’s top ten is likely to see a few changes, with Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma, Codemaster’s DiRT Showdown and THQ’s WWE ’12 Wrestlemania Edition all out in stores this Friday.
The current UK top ten game are as follows:
1. Max Payne 3
2. Diablo 3
3. FIFA Street
4. Sniper Elite V2
5. FIFA 12
6. Prototype 2
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
8. Battlefield 3
9. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
10. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games