Homefront takes number one slot in UK charts
Total War: Shogun 2 in at number four, but no sign of Okamiden
THQ's first person shooter Homefront has defied a mixed critical response by debuting at number one in the UK sales chart.
The Xbox 360 version was by far the most popular of the three SKUs, accounting for 70 per cent of sales - compared to 26 per cent on the PlayStation 3 and 4 per cent on the PC. Homefront on Xbox 360 has already sold 82 per cent of the lifetime total of developer Kaos' last title, 2008's Frontlines: Fuel of War.
Officially Dragon Age II is the second-biggest seller of the week, with a fall in sales of 68 per cent. But if sales of Pokémon White and Black were combined they would have been enough to push Nintendo's portable release into second place.
PC exclusive Total War: Shogun 2 debuted at number four, although unlike the other new releases it was launched on the Tuesday rather than Friday. Nevertheless the game made almost 80 per cent of its retail boxed sales in the first 24 hours.
Outside the top 10, Take-Two's well-reviewed tennis title - Top Spin 4 - entered the charts at number 13. Here sales across the two HD console formats was much more even, at 51 per cent for the Xbox 360 and 45 per cent for the PlayStation 3 (plus 4 per cent for the Wii).
In what was a busy week for new releases there was no sign of Capcom's Okamiden in the all formats top 40. Even in the Nintendo DS top 40 the game only managed to debut at number 10.
Sega's Yakuza 4 did enter the all formats charts at number 25 though, and like Top Spin 4, just one place below that achieved but its previous iteration.
|This Week||Last Week||Title|
|2||1||Dragon Age II|
|3||2||Pokemon White Version|
|4||New Entry||Total War: Shogun 2|
|5||4||Pokemon Black Version|
|6||5||Fight Night Champion|
|7||8||Just Dance 2|
|10||13||Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood|
|12||9||Call of Duty: Black Ops|
|13||New Entry||Top Spin 4|
|16||17||Test Drive Unlimited 2|
|17||Re-entry||Kirby's Epic Yarn|
|20||Re-entry||Fallout: New Vegas|