Sloppy sequel Dead Island Riptide has entered at the top of the UK chart, dethroning Injustice: Gods Among Us after just one week.
Donâ€™t go rolling your eyes just yet â€“ Chart Track informs sales are less than half of the first Dead Island. Once bitten twice shy? Perhaps. The mediocre Star Trek at #4 would suggest that people still donâ€™t pay attention to review scores, so who knows? Not us.
Itâ€™s not all gloom in the top ten, thankfully. The bargain priced Dragonâ€™s Dogma: Dark Arisen â€“ which weâ€™re reviewing tomorrow â€“ has entered at #3. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins on 3DS chips in at #8 too. The jury is still out on that one, mind.
To make way for these four new releases a few games have understandably had to exit the top ten, with the most notable being Fire Emblem: Awakening dropping from #3 to #13.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 and Gears of War: Judgment have dropped significantly as well, falling from #9 to #25 and #15 to #30 respectively.
Thereâ€™s just one other new entry in the top 40 â€“ Deadly Premonition: Directorâ€™s Cut at #38. We would have wagered this one to have done a little better, seeing that it wasnâ€™t released on PlayStation 3 outside of Japan first time round. Itâ€™s in at #9 in the PlayStation 3 chart though, which sounds slightly more respectable.
Another reason why Deadly Premonition’s placing surprised us – Rising Star claimed pre-orders were 10:1 over the Xbox 360 version: http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/deadly-premonition-director-s-cut-smashes-rising-star-s-pre-order-records/0114777
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