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UK Charts – Dead Island Riptide is the New Number One

by on April 29, 2013
 

It seems that the UK game buying public has spoken: Dead Island Riptide was the most popular game released last week, because as per usual, the best selling new game has taken the top spot in the UK charts.

Outselling Star Trek (4th place), Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (3rd), and the long awaited (in some cases) re-release of cult classic Deadly Premonition: Director’s Cut (38th place), publisher Deep Silver will be pretty happy.

It’s worth noting that despite being the top selling game last week, Dead Island Riptide actually sold less than half of the copies that Dead Island did in its first week,

Elsewhere it’s business as usual, with Tomb Raider in 5th place, and BioShock Infinite in 6th place. Defiance stays inside the top 20 in 9th place, perhaps thanks to the continuation of the TV show (though I am shaking my fist at Trion for removing the story tie-in missions before I had a chance to play them all) – and Injustice: Gods Among Us spends its second week in the UK Charts in 2nd place. A strong TV ad-campaign (it had adverts broadcast during the football over the weekend!) has caused Fire Emblem: Awakening to stay inside the top 20, in 13th place, whilst other 3DS-exclusive, LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins enters in 8th place.

As always, check out our review of the title by simply clicking the name of the game in the table below.

TW = This Week’s Position

LW = Last Week’s Position

LW

TW

TITLE AGE RATING PUBLISHER

1

 DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE PEGI 18+ KOCH MEDIA

1

2

 INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US PEGI 16+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

3

 DRAGON’S DOGMA: DARK ARISEN PEGI 18+ CAPCOM

4

 STAR TREK PEGI 16+ NAMCO BANDAI GAMES

4

5

 TOMB RAIDER PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX EUROPE

2

6

 BIOSHOCK INFINITE PEGI 18+ TAKE 2

6

7

 FIFA 13 PEGI 3+ ELECTRONIC ARTS

8

 LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

5

9

 DEFIANCE PEGI 18+ TRION WORLDS

8

10

 LUIGI’S MANSION 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO

7

11

 CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

10

12

 FAR CRY 3 PEGI 18+ UBISOFT

3

13

 FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING PEGI 12+ NINTENDO

11

14

 THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM BBFC 15+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS

19

15

 SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED PEGI 7+ SEGA

12

16

 LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE

23

17

 HITMAN ABSOLUTION PEGI 18+ SQUARE ENIX EUROPE

14

18

 SKYLANDERS GIANTS PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION BLIZZARD

37

19

 ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES PEGI 18+ SEGA

13

20

 ASSASSIN’S CREED III PEGI 18+ UBISOFT

UKIE Games Charts©, compiled by GfK Chart-Track

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