Before Dead Space 3 launched last week EA seemed confident that itâ€™s going to perform better than Dead Space 2, claiming that the demo has been downloaded over 2m times. Although it may do in the long run, it hasnâ€™t broken Dead Space 2â€™s launch record with Chart Track claiming that sales are down 26.6%.
This hasnâ€™t stopped it from becoming this weekâ€™s new UK number one though. Itâ€™s also the biggest launch of 2013 so far.
The rest of the top five are unchanged from last week â€“ FIFA 13 at #2 followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Far Cry 3 and Hitman Trilogy HD. Last weekâ€™s number one Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is now at #6.
Elsewhere in the chart Madden NFL 13 re-enters at #19 while Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is back at #36 presumably due to price drops. Capcomâ€™s DmC is the biggest faller, dropping from #11 to #25. As we said before, a slash in price could very well see Dante shoot back up the chart.
Meanwhile in the 3DS chart the belated conversion of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed takes the top spot. Even though it was delayed a few times word has it that it’s a bit on the smelly side.