BioShock Infinite screenshot
BioShock Infinite screenshot

BioShock Infinite has unsurprisingly debuted at No.1 in the All Formats UK video games chart, becoming the second biggest launch of the year behind Square Enix's Tomb Raider.

While Infinite failed to become the year's biggest launch, it has claimed the record as the biggest week one for a BioShock title, selling almost 9,000 more copies than BioShock 2.

A huge 64 per cent of BioShock sales were on Xbox 360, PS3 took around 28 per cent and PC the remainder.

Tomb Raider holds at No.2 thanks to a 45 per cent increase in sales, meaning Gears of War: Judgment slips to No.3 with a 63 per cent decline in sales. FIFA 13 takes fourth spot, followed by Nintendo's Luigi's Mansion 2 which is new at No.5.

EA's exbrosive cooperative sequel, Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel, is new at No.6, a few hundred copies ahead of Black Ops 2 at No.7. EA's second new release of the week, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, is at No.8.

And the new releases keep coming with Lego City Undercover for Wii U at No.12 and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time on PS3 and Vita showing sings of a flop at No.31.

UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week 13, 2013

1. BIOSHOCK INFINITE
2. TOMB RAIDER
3. GEARS OF WAR: JUDGMENT
4. FIFA 13
5. LUIGI'S MANSION 2
6. ARMY OF TWO: THE DEVIL'S CARTEL
7. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II
8. TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14
9. ASSASSIN'S CREED III
10. CRYSIS 3
11. FAR CRY 3
12. LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER
13. SNIPER: GHOST WARRIOR 2
14. THE WALKING DEAD: SURVIVAL INSTINCT
15. SKYLANDERS GIANTS
16. SIMCITY
17. NEED FOR SPEED MOST WANTED
18. HALO 4
19. LEGO BATMAN 2: DC SUPER HEROES
20. GOD OF WAR: ASCENSION

VideoGamer.com Analysis

With fantastic reviews and extremely positive word of mouth, 2K must be hoping for a strong second week for BioShock, made more likely thanks to the lack of any must buy new release. Defiance and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge are the only two games of note coming to stores this week.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is showing worrying signs of a lack of stamina having slipped from No.5 to No.13. The Walking Dead also slumps 11 places to No.14.

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MrRevelation

I'm glad to see Bioshock Infinite selling well. Good sales should hopefully convince more developers to make narrative driven games instead of attempting to take a slice out of the Call Of Duty cake. Once again great job Irrational Games!
Posted 15:04 on 02 April 2013
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Ghost5

Edit: nvm

Glad to See Lego and Weegee in the top 20!
Posted 13:23 on 02 April 2013
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MJTH@ CheekyLee

I managed to get a copy from game online in a deal, which has expired now for £36. £45 is a bit much though, the mini figure included probably drives the price up, somehow ;)
Posted 12:21 on 02 April 2013
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rbevanx@ dav2612

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Posted 12:01 on 02 April 2013
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CheekyLee@ MJTH

Finding Lego City to buy in a shop is hard enough, but then when you do and see it priced at £42-45? No sale.

Who are these people STILL buying FIFA 13 and BlOps 2?
Posted 11:58 on 02 April 2013
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dav2612@ Woffls

Does it? One gun and no tits on my cover, I've been short-changed.
Posted 11:54 on 02 April 2013
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MJTH

Good to see Luigi's mansion making it to the top 5, especially going up against Bioshock infinite releasing on the same day. That's a pretty good spot considering the 30 million plus user base it has available to it, compared to the 150 million+ Bioshock infinite has to it (I don't have uk console sales figures at hand), even when not counting PC.

12th for Lego city isn't as good but it will at least help push financials for the console it's on this month.
Posted 11:00 on 02 April 2013
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FantasyMeister

Defiance was the #1 seller on Steam at one point last night, now it's 2nd behind Bioshock Infinite which has been discounted.
Posted 10:29 on 02 April 2013
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Woffls

Well this one had guns and tits on the cover so that explains it.
Posted 10:26 on 02 April 2013

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Technical Specs
Release Date: 28/09/2012
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA SPORTS
Genre: Sports
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 53
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