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