UK chart: Dead Space 3 top but launch sales down 26% on DS2

Will EA raise a glass of Carver?

Sci-fi horror Dead Space 3 has charged to the top of the UK all-format chart, albeit with 26.6 per cent fewer sales than its predecessor.

Dead Space 2 launched two years ago in a similar post-Christmas slot. Publisher EA clearly hoped to grow the franchise this time around, but has faced criticism for the game's micro-transactions, aggressive DLC release schedule and drift into more action-focused territory.

PlayStation 3-exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, last week's top dog, fell to sixth place.

The rest of the chart lies largely unchanged. FIFA 13 was second, followed by Black Ops 2 and Far Cry 3 in third and and fourth, respectively.

Hitman: HD Trilogy held firm in fifth. Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Just Dance 4, Hitman: Absolution and Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing filled out the rest of the top 10.

The full chart lies below.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Dead Space 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 2 FIFA 13 PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
3 1 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
4 3 Far Cry 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
5 5 Hitman: HD Trilogy PS3, Xbox 360
6 1 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS3
7 7 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PC, PS3, Xbox 360
8 8 Just Dance 4 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
9 9 Hitman: Absolution PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 18 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360
11 10 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 6 Assassin's Creed 3 PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
13 13 Halo 4 Xbox 360
14 14 Forza Horizon Xbox 360
15 15 Skylanders Giants PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
16 12 Football Manager 2013 PC
17 17 Lego Lord of the Rings 3DS, DS, PS3, Xbox 360
18 16 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
19 Re-entry Madden NFL 13 PS3, Xbox 360
20 21 Forza 4 Xbox 360
21 26 Grand Theft Auto 4 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
22 22 Borderlands 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
23 29 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC, PS3, Xbox 360
24 25 Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition PS3
25 11 DmC Devil May Cry PS3, Xbox 360
26 23 Dishonored PC, PS3, Xbox 360
27 28 Dead Island: GOTY Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
28 19 WWE 13 PS3, Xbox 360
29 27 Angry Birds Trilogy 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
30 30 Grand Theft Auto Episdodes - Liberty City PC, PS3, Xbox 360
31 20 Sleeping Dogs PC, PS3, Xbox 360
32 33 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS, Wii
33 38 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception GOTY PS3
34 35 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
35 36 PES 2013 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
36 Re-entry Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
37 39 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 DS, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
38 34 XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC, PS3, Xbox 360
39 Re-entry Battlefield 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
40 31 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS

Chart numbers tracked by the appropriately named GfK Chart-Track.

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