It would seem lots of gamers spent the Easter weekend getting acquainted with the charming Elizabeth – Bioshock Infinite is the new UK #1.
It’s the best performing Bioshock to date, outselling 2010’s Bioshock 2 by 9,000 copies. However, it hasn’t managed to beat Tomb Raider’s launch figures.
Lara’s latest hold in at #2. That’s followed by Gears of War: Judgment and FIFA 13.
At #5 it’s a new entry – Luigi’s Mansion 2 – then at #6 there’s another new arrival – Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel. We’re surprised by how high this one has charted. EA’s Army of Two series has never had a very high profile when compared to their other releases, and this third iteration has had even less press coverage than the previous two.
It even managed to outsell Call of Duty: Black Ops II last week by just over 100 copies. That’s in at #7 and then at #8 it’s another new EA title – Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.
Assassin’s Creed III and Crysis 3 finish off the UK top ten. The next highest new entry isn’t far off – it’s LEGO City Undercover at a respectable #12.
Both Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct have left the top ten this week, dropping to #13 and #14 respectively. Arguably, neither deserved to enter the top ten at all.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the only other new entry, at a poor #31.
Also spare a thought for Capcom’s Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, which has fallen from #7 all the way to #39. Stock shortages could be to blame for this one though – we’re still yet to see a single copy of the Wii U version on the high street.