Dead Island – still a popular hot spot

Even with stock shortages and the likes of GAME and GameStation pumping the price up from £39.99 to £47.99 to take advantage of demand, Dead Island remains the UK’s #1. In the two weeks it has been out, it had already sold more copies than any of Deep Silver’s previous games. Incidentally, Deep Silver are publishing Catherine over here. We reckon it’ll be a good idea to pre-order in case it suffers from similar stock shortages.

Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, Resistance 3, Driver: San Francisco and Deus Ex: Human Revolution make up the rest of the top five. The PlayStation 3 version of Dead Island outsold Resistance 3 last week, just to put into perspective how popular it is. Starfox 64 3D drops from #9 to #13. Not the massive dip people may had feared.

THQ’s uber flop Red Faction: Armageddon re-enters at #11 due to being cut to £9.99 both online and on the high street. We very much doubt this’ll make THQ revive the brand – people are only buying it as it’s cheap.

The only new entry in the top 40 is God of War Collection: Volume 2 at #35.

Sega’s Kinect-only Rise of Nightmares moves up from #37 to #18 but The Gunstringer is nowhere to be seen, even with a 9/10 review in The Official Xbox Magazine.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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