Dead Space Lives at No1


‘Dead Space 3’ debuts comfortably at No1 with the biggest launch of the year so far, knocking ‘Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’ (-63%) down to No6.

The new title’s launch sales are 26.6% down on ‘Dead Space 2’ which also debuted at No1, just over 2 years ago. The Xbox 360 version accounted for 65% of sales, PS3 31% and PC 4%, while ‘Dead Space 2’ was split 56% Xbox 360, 40% PS3 and 4% PC. There is no change at No’s 2 to 5, which means EA have the top 2 games this week – ‘FIFA 13’ (-9%) a non-mover at No2.

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ sales are down 12%, but a 3% rise in sales of ‘Far Cry 3’ is not enough to push Ubisoft ahead of Activision Blizzard, while ‘Hitman: HD Trilogy’ holds on to No5 despite a 30% fall in sales. There isn’t much movement in the tail end of the Top 10 either with ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ (-17%), ‘Just Dance 4’ (-15%) and ‘Hitman Absolution’ (-19%) all stationary at No’s 7 to 9.

‘Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed’ is up 8 places to No10 (+50%), accelerating into the Top 10 for the first time since its launch 13 weeks ago, boosted by a new 3DS version.

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