UK top 40: Max Payne 3 beats Diablo 3

Blizzard's PC/Mac game 8000 boxed sales behind.

Rockstar's new multi-platform shooting game Max Payne 3 has beaten Blizzard's new PC and Mac game Diablo 3 to the top of the UK all-formats chart.

This is the first Max Payne game to debut at number one. Max Payne 3 beat Max Payne 2's 2003 launch week total by almost 10 to 1.

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Max Payne 3 enjoyed this year's second biggest video game launch behind Mass Effect 3.

The larger slice of Max Payne 3 sales (58 per cent) went to Xbox 360. That left 42 per cent of the pie to PS3.

Number cruncher Chart-track GfK doesn't track digital sales. Without them, Diablo 3 boxed sales were 8000 copies behind Max Payne 3's - not a lot, considering the size of IPs involved.

Apparently, 11 per cent of boxed Diablo 3 sales were for the snazzy 69.99 (RRP) Collector's Edition.

FIFA Street was third, last week's leader Sniper Elite V2 fourth and FIFA 12 fifth.

Prototype 2 was sixth, Modern Warfare 3 seventh, Battlefield 3 eighth, Assassin's Creed: Revelations ninth and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games 10th.

In the PSP-specific chart, Football Manager Handheld 2012 beat previous leader FIFA 12 by the slimmest of margins.

Tweeted Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson: "However, we do still have a number-one this week - FMH12 on PSP goes up to no.1 selling ONE more copy than FIFA. Couldn't make it up..."

Eurogamer's Max Payne 3 review awarded 7/10. Eurogamer's Diablo 3 review will be published early this week.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Max Payne 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 New entry Diablo 3 Mac, PC
3 2 FIFA Street PS3, Xbox 360
4 1 Sniper Elite V2 PS3, Xbox 360
5 3 FIFA 12 PS3, Xbox 360
6 4 Prototype 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
7 11 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
8 9 Battlefield 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
9 10 Assassin's Creed: Revelations PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 8 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
11 5 Mass Effect 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 14 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
13 6 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 PS3, Xbox 360
14 7 Kinect Star Wars Xbox 360
15 12 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
16 15 Batman: Arkham City PS3, Xbox 360
17 Re-entry Catherine PS3, Xbox 360
18 13 Saints Row: The Third PC, PS3, Xbox 360
19 18 Football Manager 2012 PC, PSP
20 22 Rayman Origins PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
21 20 Forza Motorsport 4 Xbox 360
22 16 The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition PC, Xbox 360
23 26 Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo DS
24 Re-entry Call of Duty: Black Ops PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
25 30 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
26 32 Grand Theft Auto Episodes - Liberty City PS3, Xbox 360
27 23 Zumba Fitness Wii, PS3, Xbox 360
28 29 The Sims 3 3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
29 25 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
30 17 Starhawk PS3
31 34 Mario Kart 7 3DS
32 27 Just Dance 3 Wii, Xbox 360
33 39 F1 2011 PC, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360
34 36 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3
35 24 Gran Turismo 5 PS3
36 33 Mario Party 9 Wii
37 35 Skate 3 PS3, Xbox 360
38 28 UFC Undisputed 3 PS3, Xbox 360
39 21 Final Fantasy 13-2 PS3, Xbox 360
40 Re-entry Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection PS3, Xbox 360

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