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God Of War Ascension can't topple Lara

Or beat God Of War III's sales on the UK software chart

Kratos might be a demigod, but God Of War Ascension still couldn't knock Tomb Raider off the top of the UK charts this week or match up to the success of previous titles in the series.

The PlayStation exclusive only managed to enter the chart at 2, and failed to match even half the sales of God Of War III, released in 2010. It did manage the second biggest week 1 of the series, beating 2007's God of War II.

There were new entries at 3, for Blizzard's Starcraft II expansion Heart Of The Swarm and at 4 for Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, beating its predecessors which have never climbed higher than 8. Despite a tricky launch and continued controversy over its offline capabilities, SimCity managed to hang on to a top five position.

UKIE Games Charts courtesy of GfK Chart-Track

Last Week This Week Title
1 1 Tomb Raider
New Entry 2 God Of War: Ascension
New Entry 3 Starcraft: Heart Of The Swarm
New Entry 4 Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
2 5 SimCity
5 6 FIFA 13
8 7 Far Cry 3
6 8 Crysis 3
7 9 Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2
4 10 The Sims: University Life
11 11 Assassin's Creed III
14 12 Hitman Absolution
13 13 Skylanders Giants
12 14 Need For Speed Most Wanted
19 15 Dead Space 3
10 16 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
16 17 LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
18 18 GTA IV
9 19 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
3 20 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
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