Crime Pays for LA Noire at No1 for 3rd Week


Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘L.A. Noire’ (-56%) takes a third consecutive week at No1 and will make the Developer/Publisher combo (plus Team Bondi in Australia) very proud to be No1 again as the videogame industry arrives for E3 this week.

Disney’s ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (-9%) climbs back up one place to No2, passing Codemasters’ big new entry from last week, ‘Dirt 3’ (-49%) down one place to No3. 505 Games’ ‘Zumba Fitness’ (+14%) is turning out to have a lot of stamina, No4 for a third week in a row and never out of the Top 4 since the launch of the Wii version back in week 13 this year.  Bethesda’s FPS ‘Brink’ from UK developer Splash Damage (+8%) takes a 2nd week at No5 and has dropped no lower in the 4 weeks on chart.  Nintendo’s ‘Wii Sports Resort’ remains at No6 (+8%) with continued activity on the Wii hardware bundles – the Wii has been the top-selling piece of hardware for the past 2 weeks thanks to the Black Wii+Sports Resort and the launch 3 weeks ago of the new Wii White Mario Kart Pack.

The biggest new entry this week is EA’s ‘The Sims 3: Generations’ for PC, the fourth expansion pack for this product.  The others, including year/week of release, were ‘World Adventures’ (2009 week 47), ‘Ambitions’ (2010 week 22) and ‘Late Night’ (2010 week 43).  The only other new entry this week is Bethesda’s RPG action adventure ‘Hunted: The Demon’s Forge’ at No14 from independent developer Inxile based in the USA.

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