It’s a good first week for Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, but not quite as good as we expected: it debuts at #2. That’s a bit better than Marvel vs Capcom 2, which entered the chart at #183 back in 2002. That’s not an exaggeration: it’s a Chart-Track fact, friends.
“Enough trivia, what’s this week’s chart topper?” I hear you ask, a little breathless with anticipation. Well, I’ll answer that with a statistic: Call of Duty: Black Ops sold 192 percent more than the previous week. So yes, it’s back at #1.
Dead Space 2 falls just one place to #3, pushing last week’s #1, Test Drive Unlimited 2, all the way down to #4. FIFA 11 – down a couple – completes the all important top five.
Matt was really very fond of Deathsmiles, so appropriately enough that goes straight in at the very pointiest end of the Xbox 360 budget chart. There’s no place for it in the overall chart, but it does take #8 in the all formats budget chart.
After a spike in sales last week due to the Super Bowl, Madden NFL 11 falls back from #14 to #32. And going in the opposite direction, Mass Effect 2 is up to #18 from #36. It looks like that’s chiefly down to Xbox 360 sales: it’s up a couple to #10 in the PlayStation 3 chart, but up six to to #4 in the Xbox 360 budget chart.
I’m guessing that #183 position is for the Dreamcast version, which was released way before the PS2 and Xbox versions.
I remember getting it on DC on launch day. It was hard to find even then – I had to go to a couple of stores to find a copy.
That would make sense. But no!
“Capcom shouldnâ€™t be too perturbed though as the third iteration has sold nearly as many copies in one week as itâ€™s predecessor did (on PS2 and Xbox) in its entire lifetime (Marvel VS Capcom 2 was released on PS2 and Xbox way back in week 48 2002 and debuted 183rd in the chart).”
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