BRINK screenshot
BRINK screenshot

Bethesda and Splash Damage's multiplayer FPS Brink has entered the All Formats All Prices UK video game chart at No.1.

The UK-developed title managed to outpace LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean at No.2, itself developed in Britain by Traveller's Tales.

Zumba Fitness is bumped down to No.3, but only saw a three per cent drop off week on week. Portal 2 is down to No.4, Black Ops slips to No.5, Mortal Kombat finds a new home at No.6 and THQ's MX vs ATV Alive is new at No.10 - two third of all sales on the Xbox 360.

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 19, 2011

1. BRINK
2. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
3. ZUMBA FITNESS
4. PORTAL 2
5. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
6. MORTAL KOMBAT
7. LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS
8. FIFA 11
9. CRYSIS 2
10. MX VS ATV ALIVE
11. JUST DANCE 2
12. OPERATION FLASHPOINT: RED RIVER
13. WII FIT PLUS
14. SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR
15. RED DEAD REDEMPTION
16. POKEMON BLACK VERSION
17. SHIFT 2: UNLEASHED
18. ASSASSIN'S CREED: BROTHERHOOD
19. POKEMON WHITE VERSION
20. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4

VideoGamer.com Analysis

According to Eurogamer, 69 per cent of Brink sales were on Xbox 360, 23 per cent on PS3 and the remaining eight per cent on PC. The skewed sales are no doubt a direct result of PSN's downtime, preventing gamers from getting online when Brink was released last Friday.

LA Noire hits stores on Friday and we fully expect Rockstar's latest to storm to the top of the UK video game chart, although perhaps not with the same gusto seen by last year's Red Dead Redemption.

Namco Bandai's The Witcher 2 also hits stores for PC, but will a push for digital sales damage its chart presence.

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87Sarah

I always wonder what makes Pokemon gamers choose between Black and White? I've not seen them separated too many times but now you have Black three positions higher than White.

I've never even considered Lego games as being something I might be interested in either, maybe I should take a look.... No Sarah, don't look.... You have far too many games on your wish list as it is.... Oh.... OK then.
Posted 14:12 on 16 May 2011
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Clockpunk

I wonder if Splash Damage's Richard Ham, the dev who moaned about the lack of innovative adoption, will eat crow publicly. They should have made their money back with such a launch.

I really doubt it will last too long, however, as it seems most gamers are all too eager to follow such 'Flavour of the Month' games, and that is all I think Brink will turn out to be. Like APB, Homefront, Bulletstorm, and countless other examples.
Posted 12:22 on 16 May 2011
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Woffls

This is good news! Brink is not a perfect game, but it's good to see the market embracing something innovative. I like to think people bought the game for reasons other than 'dermmm you shoot things'.

It's also a very healthy looking top 20: 5 casual/family games, and 15 core games. Shame that one of them is Sniper: Ghost Warrior, but you can't win them all :P
Posted 12:11 on 16 May 2011

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 13/05/2011
Developer: Splash Damage
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: First Person Shooter
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 1,762
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