Killzone 3 screenshot
Killzone 3 screenshot

Sony's PS3 exclusive FPS Killzone 3 has beaten EA and Epic's multi-format shooter Bulletstorm to the UK All Formats All Prices No.1 spot.

Bulletstorm had to settle for second place in a week dominated by the first-person shooter; Black Ops took third place.

Elsewhere, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 dropped from No.2 to No.7, Test Drive Unlimited 2 slipped from No.4 to No.11, while Nintendo's big new release, Kirby's Epic Yarn, failed to make the Top 40.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 8, 2011

1. KILLZONE 3
2. BULLETSTORM
3. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
4. FIFA 11
5. JUST DANCE 2
6. DEAD SPACE 2
7. MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3: FATE OF TWO WORLDS
8. NEED FOR SPEED: HOT PURSUIT
9. WII PARTY
10. ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
11. TEST DRIVE UNLIMITED 2
12. THE SIMS 3
13. DANCE JUNIORS
14. LITTLEBIGPLANET 2
15. BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN COSMIC DESTRUCTION
16. ART ACADEMY
17. MARIO SPORTS MIX
18. KINECT JOY RIDE
19. KINECT SPORTS
20. TOY STORY 3

VideoGamer.com Analysis

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised to see Killzone 3 top given it's a high profile sequel, but we had a feeling it might have been pipped to the post by the multi-platform power of Bulletstorm.

Interestingly, Killzone 2's first week sales bettered that of Killzone 3's. Killzone 2 is Sony's fifth best week one seller, while Killzone 3 is the 14th.

As expected, the launch of Killzone 3 alongside Bulletstorm has restricted sales of Epic Games' FPS on PS3. Bulletstorm on Xbox 360 was the second highest-selling single SKU behind Killzone 3, while the PS3 version could manage only 14th place in the single SKU chart.

Friday sees the release of Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, which we'd expect to chart at No.1 if it wasn't for its split SKU. Either way, the games are sure to place highly. Joining the DS exclusive are EA's Fight Night Champion, promising MMO Rift, and Warhammer 40k Dawn of War 2 Retribution.

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enviro-bear

"BEN 10 ULTIMATE ALIEN COSMIC DESTRUCTION"
That is one badass name.
Posted 19:46 on 28 February 2011
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Woffls@ chelskiboy247

WHAT!? That's actually disgusting. It's an incredible game which anyone - except veteran anti-Nintendo cynical, jaded twats - can enjoy, and it's a Nintendo first party with great marketability. I have no idea what went wrong there. It's a damn shame is what it is, is what it is.

[edit] Soz, probably shouldn't have said twats ;D
Posted 17:37 on 28 February 2011
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chelskiboy247

What! Kirby's Epic Yarn didn't make the top 40?
Posted 17:29 on 28 February 2011
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renegade

3 platforms v 1 good job Killzone
Posted 11:24 on 28 February 2011

Game Stats

Release Date: 25/02/2011
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genre: First Person Shooter
Rating: PEGI 18+
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