UK Charts: All change as Crysis 2 takes No.1

Crysis 2 is top of the UKIE GFK-Chart Track All Formats top 40 and is one of six new games in the top ten. Three of them are Nintendo 3DS exclusives.

Over half of Crysis 2 sales were for the Xbox 360 while the PC version accounted for 14% of boxed sales.  The original Crysis was a PC exclusive, and last week the Train2Game blog asked are consoles ruining PC gaming? which in turn sparked debate on the Train2Game forum. Nonetheless the success of Crysis 2 means EA has secured another UK Number 1.  (See the Thoughts of Train2Game blog for the Crysis 2 launch trailer)

Multiplatform Lego Star Wars III: The Clone wars takes No. 2 for LucasArts while last week’s No.1 Homefront drops two to No.3

Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for the newly launched Nintendo 3DS is the highest placed exclusive title for the handheld at No. 4 and is one of nine 3DS titles to make the top 40.  Pokémon White for the ‘old’ Nintendo DS drops two places from No.3 to No.5 while it’s Black counterpart  drops to No. 7. They are separated by 3DS title Pilotwings resort.

The Sims Medieval for the PC takes No. 8, Rayman 3D for the 3DS is No.9 while FIFA 11 drops to No. 10 in its 26th week on sale.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 26th March is therefore as follows:

1. Crysis 2 (EA)
2. LEGO Star Wars III (LucasArts)
3. Homefront (THQ)
4. Super Street Fighter IV 3D (Capcom)
5. Pokemon White (Nintendo)
6. Pilotwings Resort (Nintendo)
7. Pokemon Black (Nintendo)
8. The Sims Medieval (EA)
9. Rayman 3D (Ubisoft)
10. FIFA 11 (EA)

Releases in the coming week include WWE All Stars, Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed and Darkspore. Will any of those take No.1 next week? Or will it be something completely different?

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the big changes to the chart this week? Will the 3DS titles stay in the top ten long or will they quickly fall? And Crysis 2 manage two weeks at No.1?

As usual, you can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum.

[Souce: Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 UKIE Ltd]

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