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Max Payne beats Diablo III to UK No.1

Rockstar scores a franchise first, while Diablo III enters at 2

Rockstar's Max Payne 3 shot to the top of the UK software charts this week, beating back the hellish forces of Diablo III, which took second place.

The number one debut was a first for the Max Payne franchise, with 58 per cent of sales for the Xbox 360 and 42 per cent for PlayStation 3. It was the biggest all formats top seller since Mass Effect 3.

Diablo III was a PC only release, and it's important to note that this chart does not take into account digital sales, which would be expected to be considerable for this release. It was only 8,000 sales behind Max Payne 3.

The new entries pushed FIFA Street into third, while last week's number one, Sniper Elite V2, fell to fourth.

The rest of the chart held few surprises, apart from a surprise re-entry from Catherine at 17, and Rayman Origins sneaking back in at 20.

All chart data is courtesy of GfK Chart-Track.

Last Week This Week Title
New entry 1 Max Payne 3
New entry 2 Diablo III
2 3 FIFA Street
1 4 Sniper Elite V2
3 5 FIFA 12
4 6 Prototype 2
1 7 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
9 8 Battlefield 3
10 9 Assassin's Creed: Revelations
8 10 Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games
5 11 Mass Effect 3
14 12 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure
6 13 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
7 14 Kinect Star Wars
12 15 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
15 16 Batman: Arkham City
Re-entry 17 Catherine
13 18 Saints Row: The Third
18 19 Football Manager 2012
Re-entry 20 Rayman Origins

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Rachel Weber: Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.
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