Aliens Vs Predator Invasion


2K Games/Take 2’s ‘Bioshock 2’ only survives for one week at the top of the All Formats Chart, usurped by a more modern-themed FPS from Sega in the form of ‘Aliens Vs Predator’. It is over 10 years since the original AvP was launched, but UK developer ‘Rebellion’ who worked on the original, can now claim the fastest selling game so far in 2010.

Sales of 2010’s previous fastest selling game, ‘Bioshock 2’ (on the same formats as AvP – Xbox 360, PS3 and PC) drop 71% putting it down two places to No3, behind ‘Just Dance’ which holds on to No2 with a sales increase of 55% thanks to strong half-term interest.  The year may only have just begun, but we already have No1s from 5 different publishers. There is more half-term success in the form of ‘New Super Mario Bros. Wii’ (+59%) which rises 2 places to No4, while sales of both ‘FIFA 10’ (-7%) and ‘Modern Warfare 2’ (+4%) are reasonably static, leaving them down 2 places to No’s 5 and 6 respectively.

Perhaps also because of the Winter Olympics, Sega’s ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games’ (+76%) slaloms back into the Top 10, up 3 places to No8.  Nintendo remain well represented in the Top 10 thanks to top sellers ‘Wii Sports Resort’ (+25%) at No7 and ‘Wii Fit Plus’ (+11%) at No9.  The Top 10 is rounded off by EA’s ‘Army of Two: The 40th Day’ (+13%) which sneaks back into the Top 10 at No10, keeping the Winter-Olympic boosted ‘Vancouver 2010’ (+274%) out of the Top 10, as it breaks into the Top 40 for the first time at No11.

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