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UK charts: Dead Island Riptide stays afloat at number one

Tuesday, 7th May 2013 09:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Dead Island: Riptide has held firm at the top of the UK game top 40 for a second week running. Techland’s zombie-basher might feel like an expansion to the original, but that’s not stopping the nation from getting stuck in.

Although it’s at the top, Dead Island: Riptide saw a 32% sales slump this week, while this week’s second place Injustice: Gods Among Us fell by 40%. This week’s only new entry Soul Sacrifice entered at 26, marking another slow starter for Sony’s PS Vita.

You can check out our appraisals of Soul Sacrifice, Injustice: Gods Among Us and our Dead Island: Riptide hands-on here.

Here’s the chart in full:

  1. Dead Island: Riptide – Koch Media
  2. Injustice: Gods Among Us – Warner Bros. Interactive
  3. Tomb Raider – Square Enix Europe
  4. FIFA 13 – Electronic Arts
  5. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen – Capcom
  6. Call Of Duty: Black Ops II – Activision Blizzard
  7. BioShock Infinite – Take 2
  8. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins – Nintendo
  9. Luigi’s Mansion 2 – Nintendo
  10. Star Trek – Namco Bandai Games
  11. Assassin’s Creed III – Ubisoft
  12. Far Cry 3 – Ubisoft
  13. Defiance – Trion Worlds
  14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Bethesda Softworks
  15. Lego Batman 2: Dc Super Heroes – Warner Bros. Interactive
  16. God Of War: Ascension – Sony Computer Ent.
  17. Need For Speed Most Wanted – Electronic Arts
  18. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed – Sega
  19. Grand Theft Auto Episodes – Liberty City – Take 2
  20. Grand Theft Auto IV – Take 2
  21. Skylanders Giants – Activision Blizzard
  22. Hitman Absolution – Square Enix Europe
  23. Lego The Lord Of The Rings – Warner Bros. Interactive
  24. Fire Emblem: Awakening – Nintendo
  25. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 – City Interactive
  26. Soul Sacrifice – Sony Computer Ent.
  27. Crysis 3 – Electronic Arts
  28. Dead Island Goty Edition – Koch Media
  29. The Sims 3 – Electronic Arts
  30. WWE ’13 – Take 2
  31. Red Dead Redemption: Goty – Take 2
  32. Aliens: Colonial Marines – Sega
  33. Football Manager 2013 – Sega
  34. Just Dance 4 – Ubisoft
  35. Sleeping Dogs – Square Enix Europe
  36. NBA 2K13 – Take 2
  37. Gran Turismo 5 Academy Edition – Sony Computer Ent.
  38. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 – Electronic Arts
  39. Simcity – Electronic Arts
  40. Gears Of War: Judgment ā€“ Microsoft

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  1. Lengendaryboss

    Yep, i was right Soul Sacrifice’s Fate was sealed and thats really sad :( But at least we still have free DLC to look forward to.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Erthazus

    Soul Sacrifice 26th. LOL

    Goodbye Portstation Vita. Goodbye.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Max Payne

    20. Grand Theft Auto IV
    I guess hype is working :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    @1 @2 It’s not that bad. The Vita just needs more games. Soul Sacrifice is selling well for the install base.

    The fact that it even made it to 26 is good considering how few people actually have Vita’s in the UK.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. dravenkaze

    Its a great game (soul sacrifice) the uk isnt a big market for it lets hope it sells better in the eu, gran turismo still doing well I see I never understand why people like erthazus talk shit as most ps4 games will all be played on vita aswell

    #5 1 year ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    “The fact that it even made it to 26 is good”
    # copies sold/investment decides that. The way the market is reported to be, I do not think I share your optimism. Hope for word-of-mouth push, instead of mainstream indifference, for week 2.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Samoan Spider

    Well having finished Riptide yesterday I can safely say that whilst it was fun, I don’t think I’d have had nearly as much fun if I hadn’t pulled forward my previous character at a reasonably high level. And only having 2 areas to explore after all the variety we had last time and making it shorter? Lazy. Glad I got it cheap.

    @3 And having a steam sale for a stupidly low price probably helped it a lot.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Hirmetrium

    Fire Emblem @24…

    Another week, STILL no review from VG247. What’s happening guys?

    #8 1 year ago
  9. SplatteredHouse

    @7 Chart-track only include physical copies in their coverage, so your thoughts on the effect of a Steam sale on GTA probably won’t apply.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Hoika

    @9 The physical copies also are the reason for Soul Sacrifice’s sales. I read somewhere here on vg247 someone from Sony said that Vita sells a lot more digital games than Physical (cant find the article). I, for one, bought the digital version of Soul Sacrifice (and I’m enjoying it a lot).

    BTW: What’s Gears doing on 40!?! God of War Ascension’s doing a lot better on 16

    #10 1 year ago