For a second week running thereâ€™s lots of activity in the UK chart, with no less than three new entries in the top five alone.
Even with sales down by 72%, Tomb Raider has been able to fend off all newcomers – Square-Enixâ€™s superb reboot remains at the top of the chart.
God of War: Ascension swings into #2, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm is in at #3, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 at #4 and at #5 it’s SimCity.
Those last two positions have surprised us – the first Sniper: Ghost Warrior was pretty poor and there were no reviews of this sequel online prior to the gameâ€™s release. Thatâ€™s always a bad sign. We would also have thought that the negativity around SimCityâ€™s launch would have impacted sales, but thatâ€™s not the case.
Chart-Track tells us that God of War: Ascension has only sold half of what God of War III did at launch, but it has managed to outperform God of War IIâ€™s debut week. In other words, itâ€™s the second fastest selling game in the series so far.
Next week’s chart should also be an interesting one – this week sees the release of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Gears of War: Judgment and Activision’s The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.