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UK Chart: Tomb Raider Takes Top

Published March 12, 2013 by |
Tomb Raider (2013)

Tomb Raider, the franchise reboot from Crystal Dynamics has shot to the top of the UK Chart at launch, overtaking Aliens: Colonial Marines by more than double as the best launch title so far this year.

In turn, this sets a new launch record for the franchise, passing Tomb Raider: Legend, the first game from Crystal Dynamics. The Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 are also the top selling launch platforms for the rebooted series so far, besting the PlayStation 2 version of Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness from 2003.

Despite rocky server issues preventing play which also led to the removal of game features, the SimCity reboot also has a strong start sales-wise, coming in at second. Highly publicised teething problems during the early US release obviously didn’t bother many of us here in the Europe.

Third and fourth positions also hold new titles with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and The Sims 3 expansion pack The Sims 3: University Life taking each spot respectively.

As a result from the highly-placed new entries, FIFA 13 (-32%) is forced down three places to fifth. Crysis 3 (-55%) tumbles from the towering position of first, landing at sixth. Call of Duty: Black Ops II marks seventh as it drops from fourth, staying ahead of Far Cry 3 at eighth and overtaking Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance as it falls from third to ninth. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim pops into tenth to complete the top ten.


UK All Format Top 10 – 09/03/2013

  1. Tomb Raider
  2. Sim City
  3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  4. The Sims 3: University Life
  5. FIFA 13
  6. Crysis 3
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  8. Far Cry 3
  9. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim