Splash Damage's class-based shooter Brink has topped the UK chart, shrugging off some lukewarm reviews for at least its first week on sale. Brink, developed by London studio Splash Damage, earned a mixed critical reception, including a 6.0 review from GameSpot, which cited "technical deficiencies and design issues."
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, meanwhile, debuted at number two, just ahead of the release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film in cinemas this week. The next-highest new entry in the chart was at 10: off-road racing title MX vs. ATV Alive, which hit the shops with a low retail price (£24.99). Publisher THQ's intention is to boost earnings from the game with postlaunch downloadable content.
Zumba Fitness fell from first to third place with just a 2 percent dip in sales, while Portal 2 fell to fourth with a 42 percent sales drop-off. Call of Duty: Black Ops dropped one place to number five, and Mortal Kombat slipped three places to six.
Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices) - Week Ending May 14, 2011:
1. Brink (Bethesda Softworks)
2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Interactive Studios)
3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
4. Portal 2 (Electronic Arts)
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
6. Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)
7. Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Disney Interactive Studios)
8. FIFA 11 (Electronic Arts)
9. Crysis 2 (Electronic Arts)
10. MX vs. ATV Alive (THQ)