We werenâ€™t sure if it was going to be Max Payne 3 or Diablo 3 that would be taking the top position of this weekâ€™s chart. Diablo 3 is the first big PC release in a very long time while Max Payne 3 has the advantage of being multi-format.
Turns out it’s Rockstarâ€™s purveyor of pain who has bagged #1, but only by around 8,000 copies. Chart-Track tells us that it has outsold Max Payne 2 by 10-to-1 and that 58% of the copies sold were on Xbox 360 with the remaining 42% on PlayStation 3.
Diablo 3 has to make do with second place. Weâ€™re curious as to where itâ€™ll be next week â€“ big name PC games tend to rocket up the chart then vanish after just one or two weeks.
At #3 itâ€™s FIFA Street, followed by former #1 Sniper Elite V2 which has dropped to #4.
There are a couple of re-entries elsewhere in the top 40. Catherine has made a welcome return at #17, presumably because Zavvi cut the price to an incredibly tempting Â£14.95 last week. Sadly for those who missed the deal itâ€™s back up to Â£24.95 now.
Then at #24 Call of Duty: Black Ops is back. Unless youâ€™ve been living under a tank the reason should be more than obvious.