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Sniper Elite conquers the UK charts for Rebellion

Mortal Kombat tops Vita charts but fails to crack the all-formats top 20

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New entry1Sniper Elite V2
12Prototype 2
33FIFA 12
24FIFA Street
45Mass Effect 3
76Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
57Kinect Star Wars
98Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
99Battlefield 3
1410Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
1111Batman: Arkham City
1312The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1013Saints Row: The Third
1214Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
N/A15Assassin's Creed: Revelations
616The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: Enhanced Edition
1517SSX
1618Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo
N/A19Gran Turismo 5
1720UFC Undisputed 3

Latest comments (3)

Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D4 years ago
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.
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John Kara Consultant 4 years ago
Awesome news - keep it up Rebellion and 505 games. Would love another iteration of this great game for next-gen consoles (PS4, etc).
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 4 years ago
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.
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