Tomb Raider Top of the UK Charts for a Second Week
None of the three new entries manage to make the top spot
Tomb Raider is at the top of the UK charts again according to UKIE, now in its second week at number one. The reboot has managed to hold its position despite a 72% drop in sales compared to its first week after release, and despite the entry of three new titles into the top ten. God of War: Ascension has only managed to make it to number two. This fifth game in the God of War series has thus failed to be as successful as God of War III, which sold more than twice as many in its first week back in 2010 and was number one in the UK charts.
Like The Sims 3: University Life, which has dropped from number four to number ten this week, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm proves that expansion packs can sell just as many copies as standalone titles as it takes the third spot in the chart. Number four is held by Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2; despite not making it into the top three, this sequel is somewhat more successful than its predecessor, which never made it higher than number eight in these charts.
The troubled SimCity has dropped from second position, where it debuted last week, to fifth. Despite the issues that plagued its launch, the city-building game stays above the continuously popular FIFA 13, which sits in sixth. Crysis 3, Black Ops 2, and University Life round off the rest of the top ten. Check out the UKIE website to see the rest of the top 40 chart.