UK Chart: Max Payne 3 Takes Top Spot Over Diablo 3
Max Payne 3 claimed the top spot last week, selling ten times the amount of copies at launch than that of its 2003 predecessor. The Rockstar-developed title claimed the top spot by a slender lead of just 8000 copies over Blizzard’s Diablo 3, despite the long-awaited PC hit having a three day sales lead.
Max Payne 3 landed on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with a 58%/42% sales split respectively. Diablo 3 became the twelfth fastest-selling PC title ever in the UK, as evidenced by the current lack of stock both in-store and on the web. FIFA Street (-17%) climbs above last week’s number one Sniper Elite V2 (-68%) at fourth, as FIFA 12 (-8%) drops two places to fifth.
[Prototype 2] (-15%) accommodates the two newcomers by falling two places to sixth. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (+21%) moves up four places to seventh, above rival Battlefield 3 (-2%) at eighth. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations (-6%) is up one place to ninth. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (-9%) lose two places just as the Olympic Torch begins its journey across Britain, coming in at ten.
UK All Format Top 10 – 19/05/2012
- Max Payne 3
- Diablo 3
- FIFA Street
- Sniper Elite V2
- FIFA 12
- [Prototype 2]
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Battlefield 3
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
- Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games