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Sniper Elite conquers the UK charts for Rebellion

Sniper Elite conquers the UK charts for Rebellion

Tue 08 May 2012 9:15am GMT / 5:15am EDT / 2:15am PDT
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Sniper Elite V2 has unseated Prototype 2 to enter the all-formats UK software chart at number one.

Rebellion's follow-up to its own 2005 game has proved to be a sleeper hit following the release of a strong demo through console online services. The game's Xbox version the most popular, taking nearly 60 per cent of total sales.

Otherwise, it was another quiet week for UK releases, with Mortal Kombat on PS Vita the only other new entry in the top 40.

However, while Mortal Kombat was the number one game on Sony's new handheld, it didn't move enough units to break the overall top 20.

The full chart is below. All data is courtesy of Gfk Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Sniper Elite V2
1 2 Prototype 2
3 3 FIFA 12
2 4 FIFA Street
4 5 Mass Effect 3
7 6 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
5 7 Kinect Star Wars
9 8 Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
9 9 Battlefield 3
14 10 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
11 11 Batman: Arkham City
13 12 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
10 13 Saints Row: The Third
12 14 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
N/A 15 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
6 16 The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition
15 17 SSX
16 18 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo
N/A 19 Gran Turismo 5
17 20 UFC Undisputed 3

3 Comments

I know a bunch of the Rebellion guys really well, and have seen how excited they've been about this with their FB posts etc. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Great game, too.

Posted:2 years ago

#1

John Kara
Consultant

13 7 0.5
Awesome news - keep it up Rebellion and 505 games. Would love another iteration of this great game for next-gen consoles (PS4, etc).

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,148 1,061 0.5
This could be the year where "smaller" well-developed, tightly focused titles such as Sniper Elite V2 and Spec Ops: The Line steal some thunder (but not too much, given the mentality of the sequel-fed consumer who tends to avoid games they've never heard of, even though V2 is a sequel itself) from the bigger franchise shooter juggernauts out there.

As noted above, the game is great and very nicely challenging while also having a solid cinematic flair where necessary.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

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