Even with a universal mauling â€“ expect for EGM’s rather suspicious 9.0 review â€“ Aliens: Colonial Marines has become the UK’s new number one. Not only that, but it’s also the biggest release of the year so far.
That means that it had a better launch than EA’s Dead Space 3 and Capcom’s DmC.
We’re curious as to how long it’ll remain in the top ten. It can’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 Assassin’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 don’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 there’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.