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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 Week Last Week Title
1 New Entry Crysis 2
2 New Entry Lego Star Wars III
3 1 Homefront
4 New Entry Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
5 3 Pokemon White
6 New Entry Pilotwings Resort
7 5 Pokemon Black
8 New Entry The Sims: Medieval
9 New Entry Rayman 3D
10 8 FIFA 11
11 6 Fight Night Champion
12 7 Just Dance 2
13 2 Dragon Age II
14 New Entry Super Monkey Ball 3D
15 New Entry Ridge Racer 3D
16 9 Killzone 3
17 Re-entry The Sims 3
18 Re-entry Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
19 13 Top Spin 4
20 New Entry nintendogs + cats: Golden Retriever
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd
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