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Crysis 2 takes UK No.1 ahead of 3DS titles

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition highest ranked 3DS-only title at number four

The launch of the 3DS appears to have had relatively little impact on the UK multiformat chart, with the highest ranked 3DS-only title being Capcom's Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition at number four.

The number one position was taken by first person shooter Crysis 2 from publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek. 58 per cent of game sales were on the Xbox 360, with the PlayStation 3 accounting for 28 per cent. Despite the original being a PC-only product the sequel saw only 14 per cent of sales on home computers - although this does not include digital downloads.

In what was the busiest week for new releases so far this year the second highest new entry was Lego Star Wars III, based on the CGI cartoon The Clone Wars. Released on every major format, 33 per cent of sales were on the Xbox 360, followed by 21 per cent on the PlayStation 3, 20 per cent on the Wii and 14 per cent on the 3DS.

With last week's number one Homefront at number three that meant that the best performing 3DS-only game was Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition. In the individual format charts the 3DS performance is even less impressive, with Street Fighter, as the best-selling 3DS SKU, appearing only at number six.

Judging by the muliformat chart alone the impact of the 3DS appears relatively minimal, with only two other 3DS titles in the top 10 - Pilotwings Resort at number six and Ubisoft's Rayman 3D at number nine. The latter beaten by PC-only title The Sims: Medieval.

The pattern of sales for the 3DS is not dissimilar to the recent Japanese launch of the system, where the highest ranking for a 3DS title in the country's individual format chart remains a number three placing for Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle (which it currently still occupies for the third week in a row).

The other biggest sellers for the 3DS include Sega's Super Monkey Ball 3D at number 14 and Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer at 15, with new 3DS versions of The Sims 3 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 causing those titles to re-enter the muliformat top 20.

This WeekLast WeekTitle
1New EntryCrysis 2
2New EntryLego Star Wars III
31Homefront
4New EntrySuper Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
53Pokemon White
6New EntryPilotwings Resort
75Pokemon Black
8New EntryThe Sims: Medieval
9New EntryRayman 3D
108FIFA 11
116Fight Night Champion
127Just Dance 2
132Dragon Age II
14New EntrySuper Monkey Ball 3D
15New EntryRidge Racer 3D
169Killzone 3
17Re-entryThe Sims 3
18Re-entryPro Evolution Soccer 2011
1913Top Spin 4
20New Entrynintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever

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Mark Raymond Gamer; Consumer; Blogger 8 years ago
"Despite the original being a PC-only product the sequel saw only 14 per cent of sales on home computers - although this does not including digital downloads." [sic] (It's Monday; I forgive you, David.)

Which is sort of like saying, "The new iPad sold 67% through the Apple store and 33% through third-party retailers; although, this does not include Walmart". When will this madness end?
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Robert Kelly8 years ago
The analogy is slightly off to this situation. Walmart sell physical products unlike steam and other download services. We have no idea what they sell to consumers unless they say and they don't ;)
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Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 8 years ago
Can we really expect the 3DS titles to be hitting number 1 with such low install base numbers?

Also can we not make the point that games from 4-7 are actually all 3DS compatible and also that SFIV was the highest rated single platform game?
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 8 years ago
Also 3DS needed more first party launch titles.
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