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UK Charts: Aliens Colonial Marines takes top

Monday, 18th February 2013 08:57 GMT By Dave Cook

Aliens: Colonial Marines has shot to the top of the UK charts, netting a bigger opening weekend that fellow space hopping shooter Dead Space 3.

It comes as Aliens: Colonial Marines received a negative critical reaction in the press. Despite this, the game has entered the UK Chart at number one.

Here’s the chart so far:

1. Aliens: Colonial Marines
2. Dead Space 3
3. FIFA 13
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
5. Far Cry 3
6. Assassin’s Creed 3
7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
8. Just Dance 4
9. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
10. Halo 4

What do you make of that then?

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21 Comments

  1. aseddon130

    Soon it will drop to £20 and the likes of CeX and GAME will have many preowned copies to sell.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. manamana

    O_o must be that the majority isn’t caring for reviews?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Beta

    The majority of gamers almost never read critic reviews.

    Aliens name still sells apparently.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    If its a shooter…. people will buy it. Meanwhile games like Sly 4 and PlayStation All stars are forgotten because their are no guns. I kinda hate Western gaming.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. YoungZer0

    All Stars has guns and it’s not a good game.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Mike W

    Sly 4 is good though.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Gnosis

    Sly will be released in Europe on March 29th. It’s simply not out yet.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. PapaJustify

    Sly 4 isn’t out in EU yet. That is why it doesn’t show up (mind, if it even would).

    I am completely clueless how A:CM could sell so much. It is a shame because such a game doesn’t deserve to sell so well, while other, great games often get no attention.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. psxman

    “Meanwhile games like Sly 4 and PlayStation All stars are forgotten because no one is aware they exist”.

    Fixed.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @9: That too! Fucking Sony and their shitty marketing agency.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Edo

    @2 and @3 The game wasn’t reviewed until the release date,funny how review embargo works like that.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. KrazyKraut

    two possibilities: consumers are stupid as shit or game isn’t that bad

    #12 1 year ago
  13. SplatteredHouse

    “It’s also the biggest-selling release of the year so far”

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a459513/aliens-colonial-marines-is-biggest-selling-release-of-2013.html

    #13 1 year ago
  14. melonbuster1

    I wanted the wiiu version. But it wasn’t even released and from all the bad press I decided to gamefly it 1st. I still want to play it .

    #14 1 year ago
  15. ududy

    Oh, it’s not extraordinarily bad. Just extremely average, looks like something that should have shipped six years ago, has no ambitions concerning gameplay or plot. But it’s an Aliens game, and people expected and were entitled to much better. Maybe the worst thing about it, for a fan of the universe, is how they transformed the aliens from the ultimate living horror to stupid cannon fodder.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. daytripper

    Another horrendous game outselling far better titles

    #16 1 year ago
  17. ArcticMonkey

    The Horror… And I went on about how people wanted true survival horror games… opps. Maybe it’s the Aliens name or Gearbox, to a lesser extent, but wow.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Stardog

    Advertising is king. There are ads all over the place.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. The_Red

    That is rather shameful. No offense to Sega but that game should have bombed and GearBox should been sued by Sega (Yes, they are both to blame here but what Gearbox did is pretty much what Silicon Knights did before its shameful fall).

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Cool P

    Just like MoH: Warfighter, it sells beacause of its name. And as said in previous coments, this game doesn’t deserve to sell well.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. karma

    Wow. Sometimes I am ashamed to be a brit.
    Sega aren’t daft, they know the Aliens franchise has a huge following, and they know they can consistently put out bad Aliens games and still sell a boat load. One things for sure, there will be an awful lot of cheap trade ins on shelves in the not to distant future. As a huge Aliens fan myself, I may even pick up a copy just to see how bad the game really is.

    #21 1 year ago

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