UK chart: Aliens: Colonial Marines enjoys biggest launch of 2013

A brighter start than Dead Space 3.

Sega and Gearbox's ropey shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines is top of the UK video games chart.

It's the biggest release of the year so far, according to UK data cruncher GfK Chart-Track, which means it's bigger than Dead Space 3.

Colonial Marines enjoyed the second strongest opening week of sales of any Aliens video game. The champion is Rebellion's Aliens vs. Predator from 2010.

Last week's leader Dead Space 3 is barged to second place.

FIFA 13 is third, Black Ops 2 fourth, Far Cry 3 fifth, Assassin's Creed 3 sixth, Need for Speed: Most Wanted seventh, Just Dance 4 eighth, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed ninth and Halo 4 10th.

Ni No Kuni's time in the limelight appears to be over as it falls to 25th.

This Week Last Week Title Platform(s)
1 New entry Aliens: Colonial Marines PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 1 Dead Space 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 2 FIFA 13 PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
4 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
5 4 Far Cry 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
6 12 Assassin's Creed 3 PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360
7 7 Need for Speed: Most Wanted PC, PS3, Xbox 360
8 8 Just Dance 4 PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
9 10 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 3DS, PC, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360
10 13 Halo 4 Xbox 360
11 9 Hitman: Absolution PC, PS3, Xbox 360
12 11 The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim PC, PS3, Xbox 360
13 15 Skylanders Giants PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
14 5 Hitman: HD Trilogy PS3, Xbox 360
15 18 Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360
16 17 Lego Lord of the Rings 3DS, DS, PS3, Xbox 360
17 14 Forza Horizon Xbox 360
18 16 Football Manager 2013 PC
19 26 Dishonored PC, PS3, Xbox 360
20 21 Grand Theft Auto 4 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
21 20 Forza 4 Xbox 360
22 23 Medal of Honor: Warfighter PC, PS3, Xbox 360
23 30 Grand Theft Auto Episdodes - Liberty City PC, PS3, Xbox 360
24 27 Dead Island: GOTY Edition PC, PS3, Xbox 360
25 6 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS3
26 22 Borderlands 2 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
27 24 Gran Turismo 5: Academy Edition PS3
28 28 WWE 13 PS3, Xbox 360
29 New entry Super Scribblenauts DS
30 34 New Super Mario Bros. 2 3DS
31 32 Mario & Sonic: London 2012 Olympic Games 3DS, Wii
32 29 Angry Birds Trilogy 3DS, PS3, Xbox 360
33 31 Sleeping Dogs PC, PS3, Xbox 360
34 39 Battlefield 3 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
45 33 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception GOTY PS3
36 Re-entry The Sims 3 PC, 3DS
37 35 PES 2013 PC, PS3, Xbox 360
38 36 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360
39 25 DmC Devil May Cry PS3, Xbox 360
40 40 Paper Mario: Sticker Star 3DS

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

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