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Max Payne beats Diablo III to UK No.1

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New entry1Max Payne 3
New entry2Diablo III
23FIFA Street
14Sniper Elite V2
35FIFA 12
46Prototype 2
17Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
98Battlefield 3
109Assassin's Creed: Revelations
810Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
511Mass Effect 3
1412Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
613Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
714Kinect Star Wars
1215The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1516Batman: Arkham City
Re-entry17Catherine
1318Saints Row: The Third
1819Football Manager 2012
Re-entry20Rayman Origins

Latest comments (9)

Matt Martin Editor, GamesIndustry.biz4 years ago
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 Putting out information like this just highlights how out of date Chart Track's data is.
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Antony Carter Senior Programmer, Epic Games4 years ago
@Matt

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.
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Matt Hewitson Senior QA Technician, Crytek UK4 years ago
Not to mention the number of people who got the game free with an Annual Pass subscription to WoW.
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I doubt that would have made up more than a few percent of players, really. The Annual Pass hasn't been THAT popular.
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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 4 years ago
@ 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 Battle.net, but MP3 is sold at far more digital stores. Steam sales-numbers alone would make a big difference.
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Tom Keresztes Programmer 4 years ago
Valve does not publish stats, so it probably won't :)
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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 4 years ago
Well, no, but my point was that everything gets fuzzy when you say "Oh, but digital sales aren't included" :)
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Mats Holm Technical Writer, Electronic Arts4 years ago
Actually, Max Payne is not out for the PC, so it has not sold a single unit in Digital Stores yet.
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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 4 years ago
*cough* Pre-purchase sales?

:p

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

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