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BioShock Infinite is UK number one

BioShock Infinite is UK number one

Tue 02 Apr 2013 9:21am GMT / 5:21am EDT / 2:21am PDT
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And biggest launch for the franchise so far

BioShock Infinite is the UK software chart's latest number one, and the second biggest launch of the year. It's also the biggest launch week for a BioShock title so far, outselling Bioshock 2 by close to 9000 copies in week one. It's worth nothing this chart doesn't track sales made through Steam, and today alone the game saw 23,738 players.

Thanks to price promotions and a resulting 45 per cent boost in sales Tomb Raider is still at number two, and despite BioShock Infinite's success Lara's adventure is still the biggest release of 2013 so far.

Other new entries in the charts were Luigi's Mansion 2 at 5 and EA's Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel at 6 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 at 8. Wii U exclusive Lego City Undercover entered at 12, while Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time only managed to sneak in at 31.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 BioShock Infinite
2 2 Tomb Raider
1 3 Gears Of War: Judgment
4 4 FIFA 13
New entry 5 Luigi's Mansion 2
New entry 6 Army Of Two: The Devil's Cartel
10 7 Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
New entry 8 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
13 9 Assassin's Creed III
12 10 Crysis 3
9 11 Far Cry 3
New entry 12 LEGO City Undercover
5 13 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
3 14 The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
14 15 Skylanders Giants
8 16 SimCity
15 17 Need For Speed Most Wanted
Re-entry 18 Halo 4
20 19 LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
6 20 God Of War: Ascension

4 Comments

Tom Pickard
Lead Environment Artist - Campaign Map

308 382 1.2
The Steam stat you're using is misleading.. The 23k figure is the peak of concurrent users in 24 hours, not the total number of unique players over 24 hours. The actual number of players throughout the day could/will be much much higher than that just not at the axact same time, it's a constant cycle of people for most games.

Either way I'm not surprised it's been sucessful, it's a great IP and they've done a great Job.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Julien ROBY

6 6 1.0
Also those steam concurrent users numbers actually include the sales from chart track since even if you buy the boxed retail version, you have to go through Steam to play the game .So either way it will be hard to get real numbers for PC out of this stat :)

Posted:A year ago

#2

Mario Di Pesa
Senior Level Designer

2 2 1.0
" It's worth nothing this chart doesn't track sales made through Steam"

Awesome typo, the kind that can completely change the meaning of a sentence! :)

Posted:A year ago

#3

Sam Spain
Studying computer Science (Games Development)

18 3 0.2
Crazy how games like FIFA are still so damn popular. They're always in the charts.

Posted:A year ago

#4

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