Activision Blizzard’s PC RTS Starcraft II has gone straight to #1, selling more copies in the UK in just one week than the original’s entire UK lifetime sales. Chart Track tells us that the original – which was released in 1998 – entered the chart at #24 and that it wasn’t even the highest selling PC game that week (Lucasarts’ Star Wars Supremacy was). So, well done to Blizzard for proving that PC gaming isn’t quite dead yet.
Toy Story 3, Red Dead Redemption, Dance on Broadway and LEGO Harry Potter round off the top 5 best selling games of last week. Dragon Quest XII has risen two places, going from #9 to #7, but Crackdown 2 has now left the top 10 dropping from #10 to #19.
It looks like the poor old PlayStation 2 is fading fast – this week Chart Track could only find seven games to compile a PlayStation 2 chart out of. There are a few releases still lined up for the system though including FIFA 11 and Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest.