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Killzone 3 tops Bulletstorm in UK charts

By David Jenkins

Mon 28 Feb 2011 10:31am GMT / 5:31am EST / 2:31am PST

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 Week This Week Title
New Entry 1 Killzone 3
New Entry 2 Bulletstorm
1 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops
5 4 FIFA 11
6 5 Just Dance 2
3 6 Dead Space 2
2 7 Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
11 8 Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
14 9 Wii Party
7 10 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
4 11 Test Drive Unlimited 2
22 12 The Sims 3
20 13 Just Dance
13 14 Dance Juniors
17 15 Toy Story 3
10 16 LittleBigPlanet 2
15 17 Wii Sports Resort
16 18 Wii Fit Plus
19 19 Ben Ten Ultimate Alien Cosmic Destruction
21 20 Art Academy

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Terence Gage Freelance writer

1,289 126 0.1
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.

Posted:5 years ago

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.

Posted:5 years ago


Temi Web design

48 9 0.2
No no, its obviously piracy on the ps3 that caused this...

Posted:5 years ago


Max Priddy

64 12 0.2
Good to see something that -isn't- Black Ops on top for once!

Posted:5 years ago


Gregory Hommel writer

91 53 0.6
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.

Posted:5 years ago


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