Dead Space 2 Comes to Life at No1


This week is very similar to last week with the only new release in the chart being a sequel that’s gone straight in at No1 and this time it’s with EA’s ‘Dead Space 2’, continuing the trend of a different No1 for every week of 2011.

This sequel however sees a 70% increase in launch sales compared to the original ‘Dead Space’ game which debuted at No6 and was released in week 43 2008 (two weeks before the original LittleBigPlanet).  This means that Sony’s ‘LittleBigPlanet 2’ (-48%) has dropped down a level to No2 followed by the second of three EA titles in the Top 10, ‘FIFA 11’ (+21%), at No3.  Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’ (+18%) continues to sneak up the chart at No4, holding off Activision Blizzard’s FPS ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ (+11%) at No5.  Ubisoft’s chart regular ‘Just Dance 2’ (-14%) falls three places to No6 whereas EA’s third Top 10 title ‘Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit’ (+19%) does the opposite, accelerating up three places to No7.

Nintendo hold No8 and No9 with ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (-25%) and ‘Art Academy’ (+38%) and Ubisoft’s original dance sensation, ‘Just Dance’ (+1%), returns to the Top 10 at No10.

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