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Tomb Raider Climbs to Top Of Chart

Posted by Ken Barnes

Grief-stricken SimCity sets up in second.

As we expected, Square Enix's Tomb Raider has scaled the heights of the UK All Format Chart this week, and enters the chart in the top position. In pure numbers, the game is the biggest launch of the year so far, more than doubling the previous best, which was set by Aliens: Colonial Marines in week 7.

Also, the week 1 sales of Tomb Raider are a new record for the franchise as a whole. Previously, Tomb Raider; Legend was the top first-week seller in the series, and that sold around half as many as the new title - the 10th in the series.

The top four spots are all new entries this week, with the problematic SimCity taking the runner-up spot. Namco's Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 manages to take 3rd, which has to be classed as a win for the publisher, and EA Games have released yet another add-on pack for The Sims 3, which inexplicably manages to reach the heady-heights of fourth.

There's not much else happening in the chart this week, but we think an entirely new top 4 is enough to be going on with.

UK All Formats Chart

  1. NE Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  2. NE SimCity (EA Games)
  3. NE Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 (Namco Bandai)
  4. NE The Sims 3: University Life (EA Games)
  5. 2 FIFA 13 (EA Sports)
  6. 1 Crysis 3 (EA Games)
  7. 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
  8. 5 Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  9. 3 Metal Gear Rising; Revengeance (Konami)
  10. 11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
  11. 9 Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft)
  12. 6 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA Games)
  13. 12 Skylanders Giants (Activision)
  14. 10 Hitman: Absolution (Square Enix)
  15. 7 Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)
  16. 15 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros.)
  17. 13 Halo 4 (Microsoft)
  18. 17 Grand Theft Auto IV (Take 2)
  19. 8 Dead Space 3 (EA Games)
  20. RE Forza Horizon (Microsoft)

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User Comments (5)



Gamer83 said:

We probably all figured this would happen but it's nice to see the game doing well. Hopefully the North American sales will be strong as well.



Tasuki said:

After playing Tomb Raider this weekend I can definitely see why this game is number one.



I cant...this game looks nice but its linear, devoid of puzzles and you just run through most of it.
No replay value.
Id give this 3 stars as it brings nothing new to the franchise.
Graphics do not a good game make.
Thoroughly disappointing.



SuperKMx said:

@szchifo Well, to each their own. I'm having fun going back through and collecting all the stuff - a lot of which is hidden behind puzzles that aren't part of the main storyline...



Gamer83 said:

The game isn't perfect but a 3 would seem a bit unreasonable. The game feels more open ended to me than past ones in the series and there are puzzles, they're not super challenging but they are there. The combat is vastly improved (the bow is one of the best weapons in gaming) and I really enjoyed the story for this game. It may not bring a ton of new stuff but it is much more than just pretty graphics.

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