UK Video Game Charts: Aliens Murder Reviewers

Aliens: Colonial Marines defies the critics to go top of the charts!

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So, about that review score Ms Critic, the public has a message...
So, about that review score Ms Critic, the public has a message...
Well then, it would appear that the general public thinks that game reviewers opinions are about as good as game reviewers think that Aliens: Colonial Marines is as SEGA's game goes straight into the UK video game charts at #1 this week.

The game didn't just hit top spot though, it is "the biggest new release of the year so far and is the second highest week 1 for an Alien franchise game, behind Sega's own Aliens vs Predator launched back in week 7, 2010 also on 360/PS3/PC."

You could say that critical opinion was split: We didn't like the game so much (review here) another site did though, quite a lot in fact. The public loves it, or at least is very impressed by the marketing. Other things also happened in the chart:

Chart compiler, Chart-Track states:

"Sega's Aliens vs Predator[/i] is the highest grossing Aliens title at around £14m lifetime in the UK – previous best in this franchise is Acclaim's Alien Trilogy from 1996 (£10m) which was a massive PS1 seller, but was also released on Sega's Saturn and on PC. EA's Dead Space 3 drops to No2 (-57%) and EA's FIFA 13 drops one place to No3 (+39%) although sales increase 39% over last week, a phenomenon that affects many top-selling titles this week with the start of half term holidays boosting sales.

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III climbs 6 places to No6 (+50%) thanks to half term and some price promotion, whilst last week's No6, Namco Bandai's Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch drops down to No25 (-59%). Warner re-enter at No29 thanks to Super Scribblenauts on DS (+83%) which is currently amazing value at less than £5."

Oh, yes, and Halo 4 is back in the Top 10 for a reason we're attempting to work out now...

{NE} - 01 - Aliens: Colonial Marines - SEGA
{01} - 02 - Dead Space 3 - Electronic Arts
{02} - 03 - FIFA 13 - Electronic Arts
{03} - 04 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision
{04} - 05 - Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
{12} - 06 - Assassin’s Creed III - Ubisoft
{07} - 07 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Electronic Arts
{08} - 08 - Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft
{10} - 09 - Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed - SEGA
{RE} - 010 - Halo 4 - Microsoft


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