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Dead Space 2 debuts at top of UK chart

EA's horror survival sequel sees off LittleBigPlanet 2

Dead Space 2, the dismembering space horror sequel from EA and Visceral Games, has taken the top spot on the UK chart in a week of few releases, knocking LittleBigPlanet 2 into second after just a week at the top.

Dead Space 2 is the only new entry in a reshuffled top twenty which sees Black Ops slip to its lowest position yet of fifth. FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood both gain a place at Activision's expense, sitting at third and fourth respectively.

Interestingly, the addition of Dead Space Extraction: Move to the PS3 bundle didn't quite manage to tip the sales of Dead Space 2 in the favour of Sony's machine - 56 per cent of sales were for Xbox 360, with 40 per cent on PS3 and the remaining 4 on PC.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd.

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Dead Space 2
12LittleBigPlanet 2
43FIFA 11
54Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
25Call of Duty: Black Ops
36Just Dance 2
107Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
68Wii Fit Plus
159Art Academy
1110Just Dance
711Mass Effect 2
812Kinect Sports
1213The Sims 3
914Gran Tursimo 5
1615Wii Party>
1316Dance Central
2017WWE: Smackdown Vs. RAW 2011
1718Read Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Re-Entry19EA Sports Active 2
1820Wii Sports Resort

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Latest comments (14)

Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College5 years ago
Well done Visceral and what a cracking game it is too! :)
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 5 years ago
Very slowly making way through it, enjoying it so far. :)
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Joe Bognar Junior PR Manager, Techland5 years ago
Very awesome game! Also, I think that the scariest game ever! :)
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
I'm really trying to resist buying it... currently working my way through AC Brotherhood and I've not played much of LBP2 yet, but the excellent review scores are really tempting me!

Well done to Visceral and EA though - after the first game sold reasonably but not brilliantly, it must be good for DS2 to be making more of an impact.
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Good atmosphere. Javelin kinetics and gore stompin are the best bits
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany5 years ago
Really ncie results for Dead Space 2, but check this out:

"56 per cent of sales were for Xbox 360, with 40 per cent on PS3 and the remaining 4 on PC"

Now tell me that PC piracy is not an issue...
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Hugo Trepanier Senior UI Designer, Hibernum5 years ago
@Alfonso, Maybe PC gamers are just too busy with The Sims, WoW and Zyngaville?

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Hugo Trepanier on 31st January 2011 5:41pm

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Philip Hirst Studying BA (honours) games design, University of Central Lancashire5 years ago
@Joe Bognar This game is nothing to 'Amnesia: the dark desent' in terms of scaryness but it is still a great game.
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DS2 definitely deserves its success and please Visceral, keep up the excellent work !
Funny though how it manages to get the title of best survival horror to the detriment of Silent Hill/Resident Evil. I mean who would have thought that a few years ago when they seemed to master the genre.
Obviously, both of these "ex-excellent" IP's have lost their way in some "western/casual orientation" (or whatever the hell you call it) such as the latest FFXIII. This brings up again the question of knowing whether or not Japanese studios are still able to make decent games as soon as they try themselves to the worldwide market. Sure Platinium games and Level 5 still kick ass, but what for this others ? I wonder...

(*stomping on an alien who tried to sneak from behind*... take that...and that... AND THAT...AAAAAAAND STAY DOWN !! )

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Aurélien Dussalve on 31st January 2011 6:45pm

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Zan Toplisek5 years ago
I'm on Chapter 6 at the moment and loving it so far. I agree, it's incredibly scary! I can put myself through only a chapter a day, because I don't have the guts (or the heart!) to play more than that lol :P. Even if I play multiple chapters a day (like I did with the previous one), monsters speeding at me or appearing out of the blue NEVER gets old for me. They get me nearly every time, Jesus Christ! So job well done, Visceral Games!

I don't get the people who say it's not scary at all - either they are afraid to admit it or are not human.

And no, I haven't played Amnesia. I plan to give a go soon, though.
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switch off the sound and switch on the subtitles. You'll notice that sound design is very crucial towards anticipation and immerse horror element for DS2, blended ontop of the elements of strobing lights, or monochromic coloured scenes
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Alfonso Sexto Lead Tester, Ubisoft Germany5 years ago
@Hugo:

Did not see it that way hehe, maybe you are right after all.

Also a thing that didn't came to my mind yesterday... that "Dead Space 2" on top counts the sales inside UK only? or also those thousand uncut German imports?
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Zan Toplisek5 years ago
@ Chee: Very true! I tried that in one of the chapters and wasn't as immersed (a lot less scary though, indeed), so I switched the sound back on. I want to get the full experience and not just play so I can breeze through the game for plot, whether that means I have to change my underwear or not :).
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Saeed.scorpion Game 5 years ago
Hey guyz..ur talking about dead space 2..?!!
lol...im waiting for dead space 3...
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