UK charts: Brink pulls Zumba from number one

Monday, 16th May 2011 09:32 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Bethesda’s Brink has taken over at the top of the UK charts, its been confirmed this morning.

Its overtaken Zumba Fitness to the top spot, which was last week’s number one. It’s now at three, with new entry LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean at two. Portal 2 and Black Ops round off the top five.

THQ’s MX vs ATV Alive entered into the bottom end of the top ten.

The Splash Damage shooter sold more on 360 with 69 percent of sales. The rest were on PS3 and PC with 23 percent and eight percent respectively.

Here’s the full top ten for the week ending May 14. Last week’s data is here.

  1. Brink
  2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. Zumba Fitness
  4. Portal 2
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  6. Mortal Kombat
  7. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  8. FIFA 11
  9. Crysis 2
  10. MX vs ATV Alive



  1. Blerk

    Not really surprising given how limp the charts were last week, but well done to them anyway!

    That’s quite the platform split. I wonder if it would’ve played out differently had PSN been up last week?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Well deserved in my book. It has issues, yes, but there’s definitely something there. Once the lag is fixed, multiplayer will almost certainly be brilliant. Well done, Splash Damage.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    There certainly seemed to be a lot of people playing it on my friends list this weekend, that’s for sure.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. StolenGlory

    At last – an actual GAME at the top of the UK gaming charts.

    Who would have thought it eh?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. abbe

    Just pulled of a 17k XP round, love the game! :>

    Too bad about the issues, but hopefully they will be fixed soon.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    Zumba Fitness is so much better.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Ge0force

    It’s funny how online shooters with an avarage review score (69% on metacritic) get good sales anyway.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. StolenGlory

    Here’s hoping that this doesn’t turn into Shadowrun 2.0.

    *Crosses fingers*

    #8 4 years ago
  9. TheWulf

    The points in the GiantBomb review as to why this game is a highly overrated buggy mess is well worth reading. Everything this game does has been done better in other games, it’s a mish-mash of stolen ideas with poor execution. It’s sort of like a Blizzard game then.

    The problem is is that as I understand it is a lot of good, ambitious ideas, but too many just jury-rigged into one game without a reason for them, and poor execution across the board on all the ideas. That seems to be the gist of the most honest reviews I’ve read, that it’s not a cohesive game, and that they didn’t come through on the great single-player experience they promised either. Not to mention that the bots sound even worse than the Quake II bots of yore, and that’s an achievement.

    From everything I’ve heard about this game, it seems like 1UP and GiantBomb saved me from getting a real stinker. Somewhere down the line when they’ve polished the game up, fixed the bugs, and improved the parkour execution, it may be something special. But right now? It’s a budget title for me at best. I just feel kind of bad for anyone who’s put out the full amount of money on it.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. abbe

    The game is buggy, the bots are horrible, it can also be laggy when on poor servers.

    However the gameplay in itself is AWESOME. Once you learn the maps you will notice that every choke in the map have atleast 2-4 different ways to get past it.

    When people play the game right and distribute buffs, your character become 2-3 times stronger than it were when you spawned, more health, more survivability, stronger weapons, resurrections in the field that not only reduces spawntime and traveltime, but also let you keep your buffs.

    There is really a lot of things that are “wrong” with this game, but most of those things can be reduced to either: a bunch of bugs that have become more and more seldom, or players on your own team that fail to distribute buffs and not play as a team. And yes, as soon as your team fail, the game goes from superawesome, into a total shitfest where you’re outgunned, weak and powerless (unless the other team is fail as well).

    Its also something most of the reviews have missed to write about: The incredible teamplay opportunities and need for teamplay.

    But then again we all know that gamereviewers are casual players and thus those concepts can be a bit hard. ;)
    Or because they can only play a game for a short time. For me it took about 12 hours of gameplay before I could decide if I liked it or not, with each round leaving me with a different feeling.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. abbe

    The bots can burn in hell though.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. The_Red

    Crappy fitness program comes down, crappy military shooter replaces it. And they say core gaming market is fine.

    #12 4 years ago

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