Killzone 3 tops Bulletstorm in UK charts

But 81 per cent of EA shooter's sales go to Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 exclusive Killzone 3 has beaten multiformat title Bulletstorm to the top of the weekly UK software charts, as Kirby's Epic Yarn and de Blob 2 fail to crack the top 40.

Sony's more established brand won out in the battle of the first person shooters this week, with Killzone 3 debuting at number one. Epic Game's Bulletstorm had to settle for second place, with the release of Killzone 3 clearly affecting its performance - with only 15 per cent of sales occurring on the PlayStation 3.

Despite a busy week of new releases, including THQ's de Blob 2, Nintendo's Kirby's Epic Yarn, and Square Enix's Tactics Ogre there were no other new releases in the top 40, except for the World of Warcraft Battlechest compendium at number 24.

Thanks to retailer discounts Call of Duty: Black Ops is still riding high in the charts at number three, with FIFA 11 at number four and Ubisoft's Just Dance 2 at number five. There has been no upturn for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 though, which debuted at number two and this week falls to number seven.

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

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Killzone 3
New Entry2Bulletstorm
13Call of Duty: Black Ops
54FIFA 11
65Just Dance 2
36Dead Space 2
27Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
118Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
149Wii Party
710Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
411Test Drive Unlimited 2
2212The Sims 3
2013Just Dance
1314Dance Juniors
1715Toy Story 3
1016LittleBigPlanet 2
1517Wii Sports Resort
1618Wii Fit Plus
1919Ben Ten Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction
2120Art Academy

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Terence Gage Freelance writer 5 years ago
It's interesting that 81% of Bulletstorm's sales were on 360 whereas only 15% were on PS3 - obviously the release of KZ3 impacted the PS3 sales, but similarly I wonder how much the Epic Edition's Gears 3 beta would have increased 360 sales, and perhaps general familiarity 360 owners would have with Epic Games' output as a whole.

It's a shame that Kirby and particularly de Blob 2 didn't chart better - I've seen very little coverage or marketing for the latter, although it has had some great review scores. I went in a few shops over the weekend and didn't even see it on sale though.
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Bulletstorm is a very very fun game, and I believe the public in 360 (already used to GoW games) identified themselves better with this game than the PS3 audience.
I bought it on pc and man... is insane. Really a great game.
Kudos to The Sims 3, from 22 to 12 position and Toy Story 3 from 17 to 15.
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Temi Web design 5 years ago
No no, its obviously piracy on the ps3 that caused this...
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Max Priddy5 years ago
Good to see something that -isn't- Black Ops on top for once!
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Gregory Hommel writer 5 years ago
If I only had a 360, Bulletstorm might have been a day one purchase. It is all there has been to look forward to for Xbox gamers. I would have to say anyone who picked up Bulletstorm instead of Killzone3 on PS3 doesn't have their head screwed on straight.
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