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Fez tops Xbox Live Arcade chart in debut week

Acclaimed indie platformer just ahead of Skullgirls.

Rapturously received indie platformer Fez has entered the weekly Xbox Live Arcade chart at number one.

As detailed on Major Nelson's blog, Polytron's game (fresh off a 10/10 Eurogamer endorsement) came in just ahead of 2D fighter Skullgirls, which debuted at number two.

Ubisoft's survival adventure I Am Alive is holding up well in third place, perennial seller Pinball FX2 is at four and Gotham City Impostors is showing some legs at five.

Here's the full top 20:

  1. Fez
  2. Skullgirls
  3. I Am Alive
  4. Pinball FX2
  5. Gotham City Impostors
  6. Castle Crashers
  7. Fruit Ninja Kinect
  8. South Park: Tenorman's Revenge
  9. Trials HD
  10. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  11. Dungeon Defenders
  12. Real Steel
  13. Pinball Arcade
  14. Full House Poker
  15. NBA Jam: On Fire Edition
  16. Peggle
  17. World Gone Sour
  18. Rayman 3 HD
  19. Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  20. The Splatters

Business was very much as usual over on the Xbox Live activity chart, with Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops continuing to dominate 360 owners' time.

The only new entry was the Sniper Elite V2 demo way down in 20th. See below for the full rundown:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. FIFA 12
  4. Battlefield 3
  5. Halo: Reach
  6. Modern Warfare 2
  7. Skyrim
  8. Gears of War 3
  9. NBA 2K12
  10. Mass Effect 3
  11. GTA IV
  12. Forza Motorsport 4
  13. NHL12
  14. Madden NFL 12
  15. Halo 3
  16. Saints Row: The Third
  17. Red Dead Redemption
  18. Call of Duty 4
  19. Call of Duty: World at War
  20. Sniper Elite V2 demo