Blur trails the top 10 pack

Top-selling Red Dead Redemption holds its ground and UFC 2010: Undisputed debuts at two, but Blur fails to break the UK top 10 in its first week.

Though UFC 2010: Undisputed broke into the UK's sales chart at number two last week, performing admirably in the shadow of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption, the next-highest new entry in the chart isn't even in the top 10. Sega's espionage role-playing game Alpha Protocol debuts at 13, with Activision's power-up-littered racer Blur coming in behind that at 14.

UFC 2010: Undisputed, THQ's mixed martial arts title, has bumped 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa down a spot, as well as chart mainstays Just Dance and Wii Fit Plus. Disney racer Split/Second: Velocity, meanwhile, also slips down a place, dropping from fifth to sixth in its second week.

Blur: slow out of the box.

The much-delayed Alpha Protocol so far appears destined for relative obscurity, despite initial promise. And Blur's underwhelming first-week sales will come as a surprise disappointment to publisher Activision, given the generally positive critical reception ahead of the game's release and substantial multiplayer beta. It could be that racing game fans had already opted for Split/Second: Velocity, another racer-with-a-hook, which beat Blur to market by just a few days.

In the tradition of the summer gaming lull, the release schedule for the first weeks of June is on the quiet side. There's the Sims 3: Ambitions expansion out on June 4, mind you, and then Super Mario Galaxy 2 on June 11 and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for the PSP on June 18.

Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices), Week Ending May 29, 2010

1. Red Dead Redemption (Take 2)

2. UFC 2010: Undisputed (THQ)

3. 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA)

4. Just Dance (Ubisoft)

5. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)

6. Split/Second: Velocity (Disney Interactive Studios)

7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)

8. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft)

9. Lost Planet 2 (Capcom)

10. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2010 ELSPA Ltd for the week ending May 22, 2010.

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89 comments
Yossi1007
Yossi1007

well u buy it cos u vant pirate it on ps3 lol

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

But seriously Red Dead rocks, and I'm an American too so I was just joking :D

BallisstiXXX
BallisstiXXX

Sit, watch tv all day, see ad for Red Dead, want it, go to the store, buy it, Good Americans :)

The_InJimid8tor
The_InJimid8tor

I'm not usually into Arcade Racers for the PC. Mostly a Simcade/Simulation racer. But needed a break from DiRT-2 Some of us (about eight) at a Team Game website just picked up Split/Second cause it came out first at Gamestop and decided to give it a go for something new and some laughs. (Plus I got a die-cast car out of it lol) Our first time online together with it this weekend and it is a friggin Blast! Literally! Just to much fun! I might pick up BLUR in the near future but some were skepticle of it on our team and money was still an issue. These will hold us off till Test Drive Unlimited 2 arrives or DIRT-3. I only do PC racing type of games so I do Hope BLUR will stay in the top 10 at least.

navidpadid
navidpadid

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silveraddiction
silveraddiction

Those FIFA are all the same... how could tehy sell a lot? tsc tsc

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Red Dead Redemption is really good I see why it is #1. I love it

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Are people still buying Wii sports????.... Why?

makchady
makchady

i find these statistics to be accurate since if you look at the npd statistics and vgchartz, alan wake has sold nearly 300,000 copies since it's release, which should undoubtedly put it in the top 5, if not the top 3 best selling games of the month.

DEATH775
DEATH775

Just bought all of these games last week. Red Dead Redemption (Take 2) UFC 2010: Undisputed (THQ) 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa (EA) Split/Second: Velocity (Disney Interactive Studios) Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft) Lost Planet 2 (Capcom) Blur (Activision) Ihave to say that Blur is awesome. I think people underestimate it, I did as well. But I bought it just to try it out and it was a blast.

JOKER677
JOKER677

the commercial was funny, making fun of mario cart

GamerofMario1
GamerofMario1

This looked odd for a second but then I remembered this was a UK article... :P

GeneralArrow
GeneralArrow

Good to see Split/Second doing so well. I really like Black Rock Studios.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

Blur is selling slowly, but the people that have it are playing it up! Online play stats show its Number 3 behind Forza 3 and Trials HD. For comparison sake, S/S is not on the chart though S/S has been selling more.

ThAdEa82
ThAdEa82

@makchady - Where does it say Alpha protocol sold more than blur?

McNeelyJ39
McNeelyJ39

I'll buy lost planet 2...when it falls to $30 on Amazon, but I will probably pick up an extra copy for my brother who only plays the series because it's what I'm playing.

Fz1994
Fz1994

yay for lost planet 2... its awesome! im gonna buy it in a week or two after finals I recommend it . All the reviews suck

makchady
makchady

and Alpha Protocol, one of the worst games i've seen in a long time, actually sold better than Blur?!??!?!?! what is wrong with gamers these days?!

makchady
makchady

now that i look at the list again, the most devastating game MIA is Alan Wake, which certainly deserves more sales than virtually every game atop that list.

Delston
Delston

RDR deserves its spot. I was greatly disappointed with GTA4 when it came out and was hesitant to try RDR, but RDR is not only the best game out right now, but it's far and away the most fun, all around enjoyable and authentic experiences in a western-themed game I've ever had. Kudos to Rockstar, you won me back.

Manapauze
Manapauze

Its prolly not selling so well due to the 3 Racing games to hit the marker in recent weeks. Split/Second came out first and everyone bought that and must likely do not feel like they need another arcade racer.

dillonpeterliam
dillonpeterliam

I hope this doesn't give Blur a rep. Ive played about 5 hours of Blur so far, and I can confirm its a really good game. Obviously it aint no Dirt 2, buh its a really fun arcade racer thats not too serious . . .

dcairn
dcairn

@ TheGreyArea Lol!

TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

NOTE TO SELF: Must stop trying to stunt-jump horses off cliff in RdR

bodylotion
bodylotion

@ GCwasthebestsys : Uhhm.... UK Top 10 ? Europe exists of more countries than the UK.

muzza93
muzza93

yer i saw blur in a Big W catalogue for $58, goes on sale on the 3rd june so i mite get it. Thats the australian price if ya wondering

MexStraxg3r
MexStraxg3r

Red Dead Redemption is bad ass i didnt know about dis game till it came out its a must have game

rushad_patel
rushad_patel

I am enjoying Blur way more than Split Second,

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

People are still buying MW2? Weak.

badtaker
badtaker

lol Alan Wake has failed in sales

Pete5506
Pete5506

I am having a great time with Blur, its to bad its not selling well

GCwasthebestsys
GCwasthebestsys

I wondered why Super Mario Galaxy wasn't #1 then realized this was the European top 10. Gamespot should be more clear with their article titles.

GCwasthebestsys
GCwasthebestsys

LOL Mario Kart was on the top 10 of the charts for what like, over a year? lmao at blur

Skull-Fire
Skull-Fire

From what I read, Split/Second shouldnt be up there... Blur deffinitely should be, though.

makchady
makchady

that's really a shame because blur is a fantastic game that any fan of games should play, especially if you ever enjoyed mariokart.

xblane
xblane

@teeskoowared I'm sorry, but the platform doesn't determine the quality of the game.... the game determine which platform you get

berto64
berto64

well rdr is the top one,i should get the game,but im saving my money for a psp and the new ace combat for the psp,and mw2 is still the top 10 since november,and blur is trailing it.well after those sucky game are released.then the realeases of great games.i think medal of honor will be the best selling game of the holiday season of 2010.well its gonna be a great christmas

teeskoowared
teeskoowared

all these people say that RDR is awesome....I won't believe it till I see a PC version!!!

IceMidget
IceMidget

@Namstreg so your saying you hate a website because a game you like didnt make the top 10 sales for a month?? they're showing real stats and you could check any website that shows game sales, they will all be the same as it's an actual stat! You're saying you'd hate all these websites beause BFBC2 isnt a top 10 seller? wow.....think before type.

Namstreg
Namstreg

where is bad company 2 and why is modern warfare 2 still up there im never going back to gamespot again i hate them

casual48
casual48

red dead redemption deserves it's spot 100% .. has restored my faith in the game industry .. the multiplayer is built around the single player and not the other way around which is what we've had shoved down our throats for way to long .. wtg rockstar

Fogshie7277
Fogshie7277

Are you kidding me? Red Dead Redemption is better than every game there combined. In my and a ton of people's opinions.

adamobt
adamobt

well if your not playing blur your missing out

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

I second all the comments about the timing of Split/Second and Blur. Both are great and in fact very different ( yes I have them both ) but other than dedicated race fans ( like me ) most people will choose one or the other so which arrived first?? Shame because Blur is great and IMO harder thus more replay value. And where did ModNation slip to??

ASK_Story
ASK_Story

I wonder if Red Dead will put up GTAIV numbers.