Techland's Zombie RPG takes top spot. El Shaddai fails to make top 40.
Deep Silver and Techland's Dead Island has entered the UK All Prices All Formats chart at No. 1, beating off competition from Space Marine, Driver: San Francisco, Resistance 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. 3DS re-tooling Star Fox 64 3D also managed to scrape into the top 10 at No. 9. Sales of last week's leader, Deus Ex, slumped somewhat in the wake of a swathe of new releases, with unit sales falling by 60 per cent.
A couple of other new releases didn't have as much success. SEGA's Kinect horror title Rise of Nightmares managed to sneak in at No. 37, while UTV Ignition's El Shaddai didn't make it into the top 40 at all. The beautiful action game charted at No. 37 in the Xbox 360 chart and No. 27 in the PS3 chart.
Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd (All Prices) Week 36, 2011
1. DEAD ISLAND
2. WARHAMMER 40,000: SPACE MARINE
3. DRIVER: SAN FRANCISCO
4. RESISTANCE 3
5. DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION
6. ZUMBA FITNESS
7. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011
8. LEGO PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
9. STAR FOX 64 3D
10. GRAN TURISMO 5
11. CARS 2
12. NHL 12
13. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS
14. FIFA 11
15. LEGO HARRY POTTER: YEARS 1-4
16. THE SIMS 3
17. MADDEN NFL 12
18. RED DEAD REDEMPTION
19. LEGO STAR WARS III: THE CLONE WARS
20. JUST DANCE 2
Deep Silver must be thrilled with the success of Dead Island, which has proved marketing can counter a mixed critical reception. Space Marine and Resistance 3 also did well, while Driver seems to be sticking around in the top 5.
Next week there's little to challenge the top of the chart, with Sony's God of War Collection Volume 2 and Microsoft's The Gunstringer the only titles of note.