LA Noire Cleans Up Despite Dirt 3


Rockstar/Take 2’s crime solving title ‘L.A. Noire’ (-43%) continues to dominate the chart this week, easily holding off Codemasters’ new entry, racing sequel, ‘Dirt 3’ which debuts at No2.

Dirt 3 shows an Xbox 360 heavy following with 63% of the share versus PS3’s 37% and despite outselling its predecessor it had to settle for second on the podium again.  The release of Dirt 3 means that Disney’s ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (-32%) sinks to No3 with 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+19%) keeping up the pace holding No4.  Bethesda’s FPS ‘Brink’ takes a hit, dropping 52% of sales this week, down to No5 whereas Nintendo’s ‘Wii Sports Resort’ sees a healthy increase in sales, up 145%, thanks to price promotions on the Wii hardware bundle.  After the build-up to the Champions League final EA’s ‘FIFA 11’ also sees a rise in sales, up 50%, taking No7 followed by another chart topper seeing a resurgence, Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ (+39%), up to No8.

EA’s FPS ‘Crysis 2’ (-12%) drops back to No9 this week with Nintendo’s ‘Mario Kart Wii’ (+148%) hot on the heels at No10 thanks to the new Wii hardware bundle with the game included.  There were no other new entries making the chart this week.

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