Red Dead holds off UFC in UK charts

Cowboys beat mixed martial artists as Alpha Protocol and Blur debut outside top 10

Rockstar Game's Red Dead Redemption has enjoyed a second week at the top of the UK all formats chart, beating out competition from THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010.

Although UFC Undisputed 2009 was one of the surprise hits of the previous year, and a major contributor to THQ's financial turnaround, the new game was able to enter the charts only at number two. This despite a 40 per cent drop in sales for Read Dead Redemption.

Sales of the new UFC game were evenly split between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at 48 per cent to 52 per cent, respectively.

The rest of the top 10 remained largely unchanged from the previous week, with most games simply shuffling down a spot as evergreen titles 2010 FIFA World Cup, Just Dance and Wii Fit Plus continued to dominate the mid-table positions.

The second highest new entry of the week was Sega's Alpha Protocol, which entered the all formats chart at number 13 despite mixed reviews.

The generally better received Blur, from Activision and Project Gotham Racing developer Bizarre Creations, debuted a place below at number 14. Sales were particularly skewed towards the 360, which accounted for 64 per cent of all units sold - compared to 34 per cent for the PS3 and 2 per cent for the PC.

The final new entry of the week was Namco Bandai's film tie-in Clash of the Titans at number 37.

The full Chart-Track top ten for the week ending May 29 was as follows:

  • 01 Red Dead Redemption
  • 02 UFC Undisputed 2010
  • 03 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  • 04 Just Dance
  • 05 Wii Fit Plus
  • 06 Split/Second: Velocity
  • 07 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 08 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • 09 Lost Planet 2
  • 10 Wii Sports Resort

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Latest comments (1)

Private Industry 12 years ago
Well deserved for Red Dead Redemption, great game.

Alpha Protocol is a bit of a mixed bag, the concept, story and conversation systems works and it`s a Spy Mass Effect, but unfortunately it lacks the polish that Mass Effect has and the technical part is just full of bugs. Hope Obsidian gets more time for polishing Fallout New Vegas then what they had for Alpha Protocol. Not a bad game just could have been so much more without all those bugs.

Interestingly some reviews had a problem with the fact that the shooting involves having chances to miss, but at the same time those reviewers where praising Fallout 3 and Borderlands when they where released and had no problems with similar shooting systems.
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