Even with a universal mauling â€“ expect for EGMâ€™s rather suspicious 9.0 review â€“ Aliens: Colonial Marines has become the UKâ€™s new number one. Not only that, but itâ€™s also the biggest release of the year so far.
That means that it had a better launch than EAâ€™s Dead Space 3 and Capcomâ€™s DmC.
Weâ€™re curious as to how long itâ€™ll remain in the top ten. It canâ€™t be long until the likes of CeX and GAME have pre-owned copies coming out of the God-damned walls.
Dead Space 3 drops to #2. Following behind it are FIFA 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 and Assassinâ€™s Creed 3.
Both recent Hitman titles have now left the top ten â€“ Hitman Absolution is down from #9 to #11 while Hitman Trilogy HD goes from #5 to #14. Considering the two can already be found for Â£15 each, we donâ€™t think a price cut to help Agent 47 leap back up the chart will be on the cards.
Aliens: Colonial Marines was the only new release at retail last week, and so thereâ€™s very little else of note going on in the UK top 40. We do however spy Virtua Tennis 4 taking the top spot of the PS Vita chart due to a hefty price cut, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed taking pole position in the Wii U chart.
It’s curious to note, then, that Sega has taken the #1 slot in no less than five individual format charts this week.