UK Charts: L.A. Noire top for third week running

L.A. Noire, which as the Train2Game blog previously reported became the UK’s fastest selling new IP, is once again top of the UK Charts as compiled by UKIE.

The Rockstar published title from Team Bondi holds No.1 after a quiet week for new releases. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean rises one place and takes it’s third No.2 in the four weeks since release, while Dirt 3 drops one in its second week on sale.

Former No.1 – as reported by the Train2Game blog – Zumba Fitness holds No.4 while fellow former No.1 Brink is also a non-mover at No.5. There’s also no change for Wii Sports Resort at No.6.

Chart regulars Call of Duty: Black Ops and FIFA 11 switch positions in No.7 and No.8 respectively.  As reported by the Train2Game blog, Activision’s next Call of Duty title – Modern Warfare 3 – will be coming later this year.

Another former chart topper in the form of Portal 2 moves up three to No.9, while The Sims 3: Generations is the highest new entry this week at No. 10. The only other new entry this week is Hunted: The Demon’s Forge from independent game developer Inxile which debuts at No. 14.

The UKIE Gfk Chart-Track All Formats Top 10 for the week ending 4th June 2011 is therefore as follows:

1. LA Noire (Rockstar)
2. LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney)
3. Dirt 3 (Codemasters)
4. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
5. Brink (Bethesda)
6. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)
7. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
8. FIFA 11 (EA)
9. Portal 2 (EA)
10. The Sims 3: Generations (EA)

Big name releases this week include infamous 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, and…Duke Nukem Forever. Much more information about each of these is available on the Train2Game blog.

Infamous 2 is set to feature User Generated Content, find out how this could be a massive benefit for Train2Game students here on the blog.

Last week, the Train2Game blog featured an in-depth interview with Red Faction: Armageddon Lead Level Designer Jameson Durall. Subjects covered included Game Design, game development and how to get into the games industry.

And last month, the Train2Game blog got a massive insight into the long, long development of Duke Nukem Forever, thanks to the BAFTA Q&A event with Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford.

So Train2Game, which title do you believe will be No.1 next week? Which one of the new releases will you be going for? Or could L.A. Noire hold them all off?

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