14 years after it was originally announced, ‘Duke Nukem Forever’ finally makes its long awaited appearance in the All Formats Chart, debuting at No1 and knocking fellow Take 2 top seller ‘L.A. Noire’ (-54%) down to No2 in the process. Xbox 360 is the main Duke Nukem Forever format with a 56% share, ahead of PS3 with 30% and PC 14%
A healthy looking ‘Zumba Fitness’ (-2%) manages to keep Sony’s PS3-exclusive newcomer ‘Infamous 2’ out of the Top 3, climbing one place to No3 with ‘Infamous 2’ having to settle for No4 – one place higher than the original which launched at No5 two years ago. ‘Lego Pirates of the Caribbean’ (-38%) starts to walk the plank, down 3 places to No5, ahead of Codemasters’ ‘Dirt 3’ (-37%) which also falls 3 places, down to No6. Sales of ‘Brink’ only drop 1% this week, but it still falls two places to No7, making way for the new releases ahead of it.
There is one other new entry this week – THQ’s ‘Red Faction: Armageddon’ at No8, sales of which are predominantly on Xbox 360 (70%) with PS3 only accounting for 26% and PC 4%. Making up the remainder of the Top 10 are previous No1’s from Activision (Black Ops at No9) and EA (Portal 2 at No10, overtaking FIFA 11 as EA’s top selling game this week).