Crytek's Crysis 3 fights off strong competition from Konami's Metal Gear Rising: Revengenace to claim the UK video game chart No.1 spot, reports Chart Track.
5,500 units separate Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising, with the former benefiting from also being available on PC. Crysis 3 saw 57 per cent of sales on Xbox 360, whilst Metal Gear Rising performed best on PS3 with 61 per cent of sales.
It's not all rosy for the two new releases, with neither able to match the week one totals of Aliens: Colonial Marines and Dead Space 3, which hold the highest two opening week totals of 2013 so far.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is suffering from all the bad press, taking a huge 84 per cent drop in sales week on week, seeing it fall to No.5. FIFA 13 holds at No3, Black Ops 2 sticks at No.4 and Dead Space 3 is down to No.3, itself with a 54 per cent drop.
Persona 4 Golden is new at No.32.
UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 8, 2013
1. CRYSIS 3
2. METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE
3. FIFA 13
4. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
5. ALIENS: COLONIAL MARINES
6. DEAD SPACE 3
7. FAR CRY 3
8. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
9. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
10. HITMAN ABSOLUTION
11. JUST DANCE 4
12. THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM
13. SONIC & ALL STARS RACING TRANSFORMED
14. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
15. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
16. HALO 4
17. LEGO THE LORD OF THE RINGS
18. GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
19. THE SIMS 3
20. FORZA MOTORSPORT 4
We anticipated Crysis 3 would top the chart, but with no public data on sales it's impossible to tell how successful it and Metal Gear have been. Aliens, however, looks set to fast track itself to the bargain bin.
With nothing new until Tomb Raider on March 5 expect a slow week of sales, with little change in next Monday's chart.