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UK charts – StarCraft II Zerg-rushes top spot

Monday, 2nd August 2010 10:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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StarCraft II’s gone to the top of the UK charts, pushing Toy Story 3 down into second.

The release of the sequel, the first PC title to reach the top spot this year, has sold more copies then its predecessor ever did in its lifetime, with StarCraft 1 only going as far as 24 in the original All-Formats chart back in 1998.

Red Dead Redemption, Dance on Broadway and Lego: Harry Potter seal the top five.

And Modern Warfare 2 is back in the top ten following its small slip to 11 last week, charting at eight.

Full top ten for the week ending July 24 is below. Last week’s data is here.

  1. StarCraft II (Blizzard Entertainment, Activision)
  2. Toy Story 3 (Disney Interactive Studios, Disney)
  3. Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar)
  4. Dance on Broadway (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  5. Lego: Harry Potter (TT Games, Warner Bros Interactive)
  6. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  7. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Level-5, Nintendo)
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  9. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Nintendo)
  10. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DICE, EA)

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  1. Blerk

    SHOC… actually, no. Not even remotely. :-)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    I was going to play the hell out of this during the weekend, but then I downloaded MineCraft and suddenly my weekend was gone. Damn you, developer of MineCraft.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. endgame

    wait what? a PC only title on top of them all!? but, where r all the pirates? ;p

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hunam

    I bought it too, but ended up playing Alan Wake, which was awesome.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I’m guessing all the pirates are locked out of Battlenet. :-)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Dralen

    Well deserved too. It’s probably the best RTS I’ve ever played. Blizzard’s cinematics still blow me away.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    Crackdown 2 went pretty quick didnt it? Looks like word is getting around its not very good.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Two weeks at the top is more than most games get. It’s at number 18 this week, so it’s still around.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    I wonder how well its sold, any figures released?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LOLshock94

    toy story 3 wtf yeah the filim may be good but the game WOW its still up there and i really want starcraft 2 :(

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Callum

    But…but..PC gaming is dead? …
    I wonder how much longer super mario brothers 2 can hold out for?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Mafro

    Interesting to note that Dragon Quest IX has climbed a few places from last week.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Keivz

    Did not know PC games were even counted on this list. I’m hopeful this gives PC gaming a boost; but, statistically one event does not signal a trend.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Patrick Garratt

    @9 – We never get UK figures. Chart-Track sells them to subs, so we’re not allowed to publish them.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Freek

    I dunno if a Blizzard game in a mega franchise they spent 7 years developing is a good indication of the succes or failure of the PC market.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Redh3lix

    @ Patrick – Give it a go! http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/contact/index.jsp

    I’ve tried and failed, but then I went through Elspa.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Yoshi

    Hmm and someone said pc gaming was dying :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    no Microsoft and Sony pay people to destory pc gaming. They try their best by drm lies piracy lies. Then buy game devs like epic games and id software to speak more lies about pc gaming.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Freek

    What planet are you living on and is the weather nice there?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    dumb console loving business men run the gaming Industry! They try to force people into buying consoles.Why because they were dumb enough to spend billions on old pc parts.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. LOLshock94

    and probely because its alot cheaper and i never new console owners were “bumb”

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Boris Fett

    It took a Zerg to take down Zurg.

    Hur hur hur.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. The_Deleted

    God Dammit that was genius!
    And the opportunity for that joke will never happen again…

    #23 4 years ago
  24. DaMan

    Crackdown2 spent more than enough at the top, for comparison ie GoW3 dropped to number 7 in it’s second week:

    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/27851/Just_Cause_2_At_Top_In_UK_As_God_Of_War_III_Falls.php

    and disappeared from the top 10 completely in it’s third one:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2010/apr/12/uk-top-10-video-games

    #24 4 years ago
  25. The Hindle

    Gow 3 is pretty much a Usa centric franchise though, id be amazed if the game even does 1m across the whole of europe, the first Crackdown had a pretty strong Uk following i think.

    T be honest no 1 in the UK doesnt mean anything, it probably equates to about 30 or 40k something like that. You have to be in the charts a long time to sell big numbers over here.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DaMan

    can’t say Crackdown doesn’t have a NA fanbase, in fact I would’ve thought the game should be doing better in Us.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. The Hindle

    Oh yea im not denying that, I think the first game did like 1.5m in the end didnt it and that was with the help of the Halo 3 beta. Crackdown 2 may do more or less, im suprised we have not heard from Microsoft about it.

    #27 4 years ago