Even with stock shortages and the likes of GAME and GameStation pumping the price up from Â£39.99 to Â£47.99 to take advantage of demand, Dead Island remains the UKâ€™s #1. In the two weeks it has been out, it had already sold more copies than any of Deep Silverâ€™s previous games. Incidentally, Deep Silver are publishing Catherine over here. We reckon itâ€™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.
THQâ€™s uber flop Red Faction: Armageddon re-enters at #11 due to being cut to Â£9.99 both online and on the high street. We very much doubt thisâ€™ll make THQ revive the brand – people are only buying it as itâ€™s cheap.
The only new entry in the top 40 is God of War Collection: Volume 2 at #35.
Segaâ€™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.