Ukie Week 10 2013 UK Video Games Charts

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ reboot of ‘Tomb Raider’ (360/PS3/PC) sees the title debuting at No1 as the biggest launch of the year so far, comfortably outselling previous best this year ‘Aliens: Colonial Marines’ by more than double the week 1 sell-through (in week 7, 2013).  ‘Tomb Raider’ week 1 All Format sales set a new record for the franchise, with the previous best actually set by Crystal Dynamics’ first game in this series, ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ from 2006 with around half the sales shown here.  This is the 10th Tomb Raider game in the series (original Tomb Raider launched in 1996, week 43 on Sega’s Saturn, week 47 on Sony’s PS1) and is the first version to launch as an ‘Event’ title (Tuesday 5th March, 2013).  Both the 360 and PS3 versions of ‘Tomb Raider’ set new week 1 records as the fastest selling individual formats of any Tomb Raider release so far, a record previously held by ‘Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness’ on PS2 way back in week 27, 2003.  Debuting strongly at No2 is EA’s ‘SimCity’ for PC, the sixth game in the series which dates back to 1989 and which was last seen as a new release back in week 46, 2007 with the fifth instalment, ‘Sim City Societies’.  Namco Bandai debut at No3 with 360/PS3 ‘Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3’ and EA bring up the last of the new entries at No4 with ‘The Sims 3: University Life’, the ninth expansion pack for ‘The Sims 3’.  EA’s ‘FIFA 13’ drops 3 places to No5 (-32%) and last week’s No1, EA’s ‘Crysis 3’ is forced down to No6 (-55%).
 
Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending 8 March 2013
 

  1. TOMB RAIDER - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  2. SIMCITY - ELECTRONIC ARTS        
  3. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 3 - NAMCO BANDAI GAMES      
  4. THE SIMS 3: UNIVERSITY LIFE - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  5. FIFA 13 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  6. CRYSIS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  7. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  8. FAR CRY 3 - UBISOFT
  9. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE - KONAMI             
  10. THE ELDER SCROLLS V – UBISOFT
  11. ASSASSIN’S CREED III - UBISOFT
  12. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  13. SKYLANDERS GIANTS - ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
  14. HITMAN ABSOLUTION - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  15. ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES - SEGA
  16. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  17. HALO 4 - MICROSOFT
  18. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV - TAKE 2
  19. DEAD SPACE 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  20. FORZA HORIZON - MICROSOFT
  21. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS - WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  22. GRAND THEFT AUTO EPISODES - LIBERTY CITY - TAKE 2
  23. JUST DANCE 4 - UBISOFT
  24. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED - SEGA
  25. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4 - MICROSOFT
  26. RED DEAD REDEMPTION: GOTY - TAKE 2
  27. MARIO & SONIC LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - SEGA
  28. NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. 2 - NINTENDO
  29. FOOTBALL MANAGER 2013 - SEGA
  30. DISHONORED - BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  31. SLEEPING DOGS - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  32. DISNEY EPIC MICKEY 2: THE POWER OF TWO - DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS
  33. HITMAN: HD TRILOGY - SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
  34. WWE '13 - THQ
  35. THE SIMS 3 - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  36. DEAD ISLAND GOTY EDITION - KOCH MEDIA
  37. PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2013 - KONAMI
  38. MEDAL OF HONOR: WARFIGHTER - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  39. THE SIMS 3: PETS - ELECTRONIC ARTS
  40. GRAN TURISMO 5 ACADEMY EDITION - SONY COMPUTER ENT.

 
UKIE Games Charts ©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track