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Duke Nukem takes UK number 1 from L.A. Noire

15 year shooter project hits sales high despite low review scores

Duke Nukem Forever, the FPS which began development fifteen years ago and seemed to have stalled irrevocably several times during development, has debuted at number one in the UK charts despite a Metacritic rating of just 50 per cent on Xbox 360 - its leading platform by sales.

The game sold 56 per cent of its copies for the 360, six per cent of which were the £64.99 special edition version. It pushes L.A. Noire, also from publisher Take-Two down into second place for the first time since its release. Sales of L.A. Noire dropped by 54 per cent from last week.

505 Games' multi-platform workout game, Zumba Fitness, climbs a place to third, putting PS3 exclusive Infamous 2 in fourth place on its debut week. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean drops to fifth place from second, with DiRT 3 slipping to sixth from third.

THQ's Red Faction Armageddon debuts at eighth, with seventy per cent of sales on Microsoft's console.

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1 New Entry Duke Nukem Forever
2 1 L.A. Noire
3 4 Zumba Fitness
4 New Entry Infamous 2
5 2 LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
6 3 DiRT 3
7 5 Brink
8 New Entry Red Faction Armageddon
9 7 Call of Duty: Black Ops
10 9 Portal 2
11 8 FIFA 11
12 6 Wii Sports Resort
13 13 Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
14 12 Art Academy
15 10 The Sims 3: Generations
16 14 Hunted: The Demon's Forge
17 15 Just Dance 2
18 11 Mario Kart
19 17 Crysis 2
20 18 Wii Fit 2
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