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Crysis 3 takes down Colonial Marines

By Rachel Weber

Crysis 3 takes down Colonial Marines

Mon 25 Feb 2013 10:37am GMT / 5:37am EST / 2:37am PST
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EA shooter enters UK software charts at number one

Crysis 3 has entered on the UK software charts at number 1, knocking Aliens: Colonial Marines down to 5. It was followed by slice and dice spin off Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which appeared at 2, 5,500 sales behind the number 1.

The majority of Crysis 3 copies were sold on Xbox 360, at 57 per cent, while Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance fans made their purchase for PS3, with 61 per cent opting for the Sony console.

GfK Chart-Track points out that while having a new number 1 and 2 is a first for this year, both games fell short of the launch numbers Aliens and Dead Space 3 recently enjoyed.

UKIE Games Charts supplied courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Crysis 3
New entry 2 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
3 3 FIFA 13
4 4 Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
1 5 Aliens: Colonial Marines
2 6 Dead Space 3
5 7 Far Cry 3
7 8 Need For Speed Most Wanted
6 9 Assassin's Creed III
11 10 Hitman Absolution
8 11 Just Dance 4
12 12 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
9 13 Sonic & All Stars Racing
13 14 Skylanders Giants
15 15 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
10 16 Halo 4
16 17 LEGO Lord Of The Rings
20 18 Grand Theft Auto IV
Re-entry 19 The Sims 3
Re-entry 20 Forza Motorsport 4

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5 Comments

Simon Dotschuweit MD SE / CTO, Dorado Games

27 2 0.1
Not too surprised about this take down ;)

Posted:2 years ago

#1

Ian Brown IT Developer / IT Infrastructure

107 26 0.2
I think TimeGate did that all on their own. Would be interesting to see the return rate on that game, if it wasn't for my brother having the game and us both playing co-op laughing at how piss poor the game is it would have been sold the day after it arrived. It reminds me of some films which are just so shit that they actually become funny.

Posted:2 years ago

#2

Marty Howe Director, Figurehead Studios

135 84 0.6
Crysis 3 is all visuals. When you strip that away, the gameplay is very thin, with simple AI and basic gun combat, inside arenas (big square rooms dressed up) I wish developers would hone in the core gameplay and focus all resources and attention on that instead of aesthetics.

Posted:2 years ago

#3

Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,269 943 0.7
Crysis 3... damn good game. Im enjoying it on y playstation 3. So crytek better think twice about bashing consoles.

Posted:2 years ago

#4

Matt Ernst Studying Culinary Arts, Hennepin Tech

24 20 0.8
So a game with it's only strong point being looks beats a glitchy mess? Who would have thought?

Posted:2 years ago

#5

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