The UK has new names occupying the top four spots in its software chart, headed up by Crystal Dynamics' reboot of Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider marks the biggest UK launch week so far, comfortably doubling sell-through of Aliens: Colonial Marines, according to tracking group GFK Chart Track. It's also the best launch week for any game in the series so far.
Following Lara's origin story is EA's SimCity, which reviewed well but has been hamstrung by numerous server availability issues and customer concerns. Third comes with something of a surprise as Namco Bandai enters the chart with a game, and a series, which sees precious little coverage from most games media outlets, Naruto Shippenden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Fourth is the University Life expansion for the Sims 3.
Whilst the ever-present FIFA has managed to hold onto fifth place from last week, the previous number one has fallen behind it to sixth in the form of Crysis 3, nonetheless marking EA's fourth top-ten spot.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Tomb Raider|
|New Entry||3||Naruto Shippenden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3|
|New Entry||4||The Sims 3: University Life|
|4||7||Call of Duty: Black Ops 2|
|5||8||Far Cry 3|
|3||9||Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance|
|11||10||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim|
|9||11||Assassin's Creed III|
|6||12||Need For Speed: Most Wanted|
|7||15||Aliens: Colonial Marines|
|15||16||LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes|
|8||19||Dead Space 3|
|20||20||Forza Motorsport 4|