Nearly three-quarters of UK opening-weekend Homefront sales were made on Xbox 360.

A titanic 70 per cent of copies were sold for Xbox 360, leaving 26 per cent for PS3 and four per cent for PC, according to Chart-Track (a company that doesn't include sales for digital services like Steam).

Homefront entered the UK all-formats chart today at number one, recording the biggest home console launch of the year, beating out Dragon Age II and Dead Space 2.

But why were the results so skewed? Because Microsoft has treated Homefront like royalty; heavily marketing the game due to an Xbox 360 downloadable content exclusivity deal.

Homefront's UK success follows a thunderous US launch, where THQ's big-budget shooter sold 375,000 copies in just one day. To put that into perspective, Ninja Theory's Enslaved - a game favoured by critics - failed to break 500,000 lifetime sales.

Homefront scraped 6/10 on Eurogamer - a short campaign being recitified somewhat by the impressive multiplayer segment.

Eurogamer's Digital Foundry assessed all three versions - PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 - in an effort to tell you which is best.

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