Chart success for Dante’s second coming

And so the gaming industry finds itself in another ‘catch 22’ situation. Announcements of upcoming remakes and remasters are often greeted by rolling eyes and deep sighs, but if these re-releases continue to sell as well as they do then publishers will carry on dusting off and sprucing up older titles.

Case point – Capcom’s DmC: Definitive Edition has made its UK chart debut at a highly respectable #5.

DmC

Fellow re-release Sniper Elite 3: Ultimate Edition isn’t far behind, arriving at #10 – a far higher position than we envisioned. Making Sniper Elite V2 free for Xbox Gold members last month clearly paid off.

Rebellion’s own Zombie Army Trilogy is still in the top ten too, this week at #9, so we’d imagine that the UK-based studio is feeling pretty chuffed right now. We’re genuinely pleased for them – both are very sturdy shooters. We’re hoping to have a ZAT review ready for later this week, incidentally.

Anyway, the real chart news is this – GTA V is back on top. We put this down to the belated arrival of online heists. This is now GTA V’s 8th non-consecutive week at #1 – just two more weeks at the top are needed to topple GTA: Vice City’s ten week franchise record.

Dying Light – last Monday’s chart topper – falls to #2, FIFA 15 holds fast at #3 while Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition moves up to #4. The Order: 1886 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse meanwhile both depart the top ten, falling to #21 and #11 respectively.

No other titles managed to break the top 40, but Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea did make #6 in the PS3 chart while Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters entered at #3 in the PS Vita chart.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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