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Max Payne beats Diablo III to UK No.1

By Rachel Weber

Max Payne beats Diablo III to UK No.1

Mon 21 May 2012 8:41am GMT / 4:41am EDT / 1:41am PDT

Rockstar scores a franchise first, while Diablo III enters at 2

Rockstar's Max Payne 3 shot to the top of the UK software charts this week, beating back the hellish forces of Diablo III, which took second place.

The number one debut was a first for the Max Payne franchise, with 58 per cent of sales for the Xbox 360 and 42 per cent for PlayStation 3. It was the biggest all formats top seller since Mass Effect 3.

Diablo III was a PC only release, and it's important to note that this chart does not take into account digital sales, which would be expected to be considerable for this release. It was only 8,000 sales behind Max Payne 3.

The new entries pushed FIFA Street into third, while last week's number one, Sniper Elite V2, fell to fourth.

The rest of the chart held few surprises, apart from a surprise re-entry from Catherine at 17, and Rayman Origins sneaking back in at 20.

All chart data is courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Max Payne 3
New entry 2 Diablo III
2 3 FIFA Street
1 4 Sniper Elite V2
3 5 FIFA 12
4 6 Prototype 2
1 7 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
9 8 Battlefield 3
10 9 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
8 10 Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
5 11 Mass Effect 3
14 12 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
6 13 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
7 14 Kinect Star Wars
12 15 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
15 16 Batman: Arkham City
Re-entry 17 Catherine
13 18 Saints Row: The Third
18 19 Football Manager 2012
Re-entry 20 Rayman Origins

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Matt Martin Editor,

173 113 0.7
I'm sure if digital sales are taken into account Diablo III will have far outsold Max Payne 3. Putting out information like this just highlights how out of date Chart Track's data is.

Posted:4 years ago


Antony Carter Senior Programmer, Epic Games

86 54 0.6

So true, in the Music industry doesn't the download chart make up 90% of sales, im not suggesting its that high in games, but were clearly flying blind, and this chart gets more irrelevant every month.

Posted:4 years ago


Matt Hewitson Senior QA Technician, Crytek UK

10 5 0.5
Not to mention the number of people who got the game free with an Annual Pass subscription to WoW.

Posted:4 years ago


Jessica Hyland Artist, Turbulenz Limited

465 2,098 4.5
I doubt that would have made up more than a few percent of players, really. The Annual Pass hasn't been THAT popular.

Posted:4 years ago


Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

2,018 2,375 1.2
@ Matt

No doubt Diablo 3 has sold more than Max Payne 3, but I'd question your use of "far outsold", there. Sure, lots of people would buy D3 through, but MP3 is sold at far more digital stores. Steam sales-numbers alone would make a big difference.

Posted:4 years ago


Tom Keresztes Programmer

743 400 0.5
Valve does not publish stats, so it probably won't :)

Posted:4 years ago


Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

2,018 2,375 1.2
Well, no, but my point was that everything gets fuzzy when you say "Oh, but digital sales aren't included" :)

Posted:4 years ago


Mats Holm Technical Writer, Electronic Arts

67 56 0.8
Actually, Max Payne is not out for the PC, so it has not sold a single unit in Digital Stores yet.

Posted:4 years ago


Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

2,018 2,375 1.2
*cough* Pre-purchase sales?


But, yes, I forgot about the stupid staggered release dates for formats. *sadface*

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Morville O'Driscoll on 22nd May 2012 3:16pm

Posted:4 years ago


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