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MotorStorm completes hat-trick

Euro number one completes set.

Having already slopped mud around at the top of the US and Japanese software sales charts, PlayStation 3 exclusive MotorStorm has also secured the top spot in Europe, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting. Those rogues.

Developed by Runcorn-based Evolution Studios, MotorStorm was launched alongside Sony's new console in all three territories. Although it was beaten to pole position in the UK by fellow first-party title Resistance: Fall of Man, the game has scored a number one across Europe overall - just as it went straight to the top when PS3 launched in Japan and North America.

"To see MotorStorm top the European, the Japanese and the US PlayStation 3 charts is just fantastic," said Evolution boss Martin Kenwright.

"Developing Motorstorm to a standard we were all happy with was certainly a challenge - but the team here really delivered. Evolution has a reputation for delivering high quality racing titles, but the consensus was to come up with something really special for Sony's new hardware."

"We're delighted that the public has agreed with the press and made MotorStorm a worldwide number one PlayStation 3 title."

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