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Aliens: Colonial Marines Takes UK Number 1

Posted by Ken Barnes

Signourney Would Be Proud

Monday is up, and that can only mean one thing - the official UK game sales charts are in!

Good news for Sega this week, as Aliens: Colonial Marines has blasted its way to the top spot despite more than a few qualms about the final product's quality. It snipes the bestseller position out of the hands of EA's Dead Space 3, which slips to 2nd place.

Elsewhere, things are much as they were, although Halo 4 made up a bit of ground, and climbs back into the basement of the top 10, up from last week's 13, while Assassin's Creed III runs, jumps, and leaps up to 6 from last week's 12.

The full top 20 for the week ending 15th February counts down like this:-

1 (NE) Aliens: Colonial Marines - Sega
2 (1) Dead Space 3 - EA
3 (2) FIFA 13 - EA
4 (3) Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision
5 (4) Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
6 (12) Assassins's Creed III - Ubisoft
7 (7) Need for Speed: Most Wanted - EA
8 (8) Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft
9 (10) Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed - Sega
10 (13) Halo 4 - Microsoft
11 (9) Hitman Absolution - Square Enix
12 (11) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Bethesda
13 (15) Skylanders Giants - Activision
14 (5) Hitman: HD Trilogy - Square Enix
15 (18) Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - Warner Bros.
16 (17) Lego: The Lord of The Rings - Warner Bros.
17 (14) Forza Horizon - Microsoft
18 (16) Football Manager 2013 - Sega
19 (RE) Dishonored - Bethesda
20 (RE) Grand Theft Auto V - Rockstar

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User Comments (3)

jordanmarsden

#1

jordanmarsden said:

I understand the Aliens: Colonial Marines is a new release and based on a popular film franchise, so will usually sell reasonably well, but it still disappoints me that lacklustre games like this can top the charts, while quality titles like Hitman: Absolution struggle for sales from day one.

SuperKMxAdmin

#2

SuperKMx said:

@jordanmarsden Couldn't agree more - I think Aliens currently has a Metacritic score of around 50. With any luck, it'll only be up top for a week, and something decent (Metal Gear?) will take its place.

Vincent294

#3

Vincent294 said:

I can't believe it actually sold. Wow. Some games get more heat than they deserve, but the X360 version of the game deletes your game saves. On top of it kinda sucking already, the game must be truly crappy, which is why I avoid it.

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