UK charts: Alan Wake fails to take top slot

Monday, 17th May 2010 09:59 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Alan Wake’s the big new entry in this week’s UK charts, but World Cup 2010: South Africa managed to hold on to the number one spot.

The EA tie-in fended off the Remedy thriller, which came in at two.

Capcom’s Lost Planet 2 also did well for itself, coming in at three. Ubisoft’s Just Dance and new entry Skate 3 rounded off the top five.

Full top ten is below. Last week’s data is here.

  1. FIFA World Cup 2010: South Africa (EA Sports, EA)
  2. Alan Wake (Remedy Entertainment, Microsoft)
  3. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom, Capcom)
  4. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  5. Skate 3 (EA BlackBox, EA Games)
  6. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (EA DICE, EA Games)
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  8. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, Square Enix)
  9. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Nintendo)
  10. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Nintendo)



  1. NGCes26294BIV

    Erm, 2 and 3 on a chart that’s topped by a game that’s been out for three weeks is NOT good for triple-A titles that had huge marketing budgets. MS and Capcom will be disappointed.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. djhsecondnature

    @NGCes26294BIV – equally, you could say, having only been out for one day, Wake did well to come second…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Raini

    Keep in mind that Alan Wake was released exclusively for 360, while the FIFA game was released on all consoles. LP2 and Skate 3 were released on 360 and PS3 the same week and still couldn’t manage to beat AW. It surely did well but without numbers it’s hard to tell how well it exactly did. Everything between 1 and 2 millions copies would definitely be a good, everything more than 3mio would be a success.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Alan Wake will sell in Europe.

    Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia love these Heavy Rain, Alan Wake types of games. Or any other game with that atmosphere.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Whizzo

    In the individual formats chart Alan Wake is number 1 and as Chart-Track’s commentary on this week’s all formats chart “Microsoft’s Xbox 360 title ‘Alan Wake’ enters at No2, only 1,000 sales behind FIFA.”

    It deserves to sell well too, it’s bloody good.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    It’s FIFA, ffs – how can anybody seriously expect any title to beat that game in a World Cup year?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. DarkDevil

    yes gheritt , you are right!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SunKing

    @ Gheritt

    This is true.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Magicpocket

    @ Rani. You’re talking lifetime sales right?!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Raini


    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gadzooks!

    That’s a pretty good showing against a multiplatform giant like FIFA.

    I hope Alan Wake sells well as so far (I’m up to episode 5) it’s my favourite game of this gen. The atmosphere is unlike any game I’ve played and apart from some tearing it’s also among the best looking games available.

    Remedy bet the farm on this game and deserve a massive hit so they can make more.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Raini

    I’ve just finished episode 3 and it’s brilliant so far. It gets a bit repetitive already since there are like three “monsters” and that’s it but otherwise, really really good game. If they can change these things for AW2 it’d be awesome.

    Graphics wise, I’m hoping for a bit more Antialiasing the next time around. That disturbs me a lot but overall, it’s the best-looking 360 game I’ve seen so far.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. daytripper

    ?? remedy have also confirmed it went to number 1 all formats so whats going on

    #13 5 years ago
  14. CenoBit

    As many mentioned before this is out ONLY on Xbox360. It’s understandable why a game that’s available on PS3, XBOX360, Wii and PSP might sell better. Plus, you also must take into consideration that X360 is a console that can be “hacked”, unlike PS3.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. DaMan

    I thought so. it might very well flop worldwide.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. RomaTotti10

    Nier at number 23
    GOW III number 34

    That’s pretty bad.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Dralen

    Alan Wake is definitely a good game. But…unfortunately it’s way too short, especially considering the amount of development time its had. And then there’s the ending, which is a real slap in the face. It’s so blatantly obvious that its been left so you are forced to download the episodic DLC. I realise its a very clever way of getting the consumer to come back and buy your DLC, but I cannot help but feel robbed of £40. I thought I was going to get alot of hours out of this, and now I find out it’s just not going to happen.

    #17 5 years ago

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