UK Chart: Aliens: Colonial Marines the biggest launch of 2013 so far

Aliens: Colonial Marines knocks Dead Space 3 down to second place.

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Gearbox's panned FPS Aliens: Colonial Marines has shot to the top of the UK charts despite its massive critical drubbing.

Aliens: Colonial Marines also enjoyed the best opening-week sales of any game this year so far--beating Dead Space 3, which Aliens: Colonial Marines also shunted into second place in the charts.

But could the sales numbers be down to the fact Aliens: Colonial Marines launched on a Tuesday, whereas Dead Space 3 launched on a Friday?

Colonial Marines didn't manage to outsell Rebellion's 2010 take on Aliens vs. Predator, however. Last week one reported former Gearbox employee said the development of Colonial Marines was a "total train wreck."

FIFA 13 is third, enjoying a 39 per cent sales increase this week thanks to young people being off on half-term. Call of Duty: Black Ops II takes fourth, Far Cry 3 fifth, Assassin's Creed 3 sixth, Need for Speed: Most Wanted seventh, Just Dance 4 eighth, Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed ninth, and Halo 4 tenth.

The Top 20 UK charts for the week ending February 16:

1. Aliens: Colonial Marines
2. Dead Space 3
3. FIFA 13
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
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
11. Hitman Absolution
12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13. Skylanders Giants
14. Hitman: HD Trilogy
15. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
16. LEGO Lord of the Rings
17. Forza Horizon
18. Football Manager 2013
19. Dishonored
20. Grand Theft Auto IV

Discussion

316 comments
DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

This chart proofs the UK has no good taste in quality games.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

who was the one that said all americans are idiots because the 360 is the best selling console here? just sayin'

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

Steam has made it so I only buy games on sales, there will always be a sale like 3 months after a launch of the game and it'll be 50% off lol.

neon1024
neon1024

I feel pretty gutted to have forked out £30 for what was a pretty lame game. I guess I never learn. I should stop pre-ordering games and playing into the hands of the greedy publishers.

deathwatch28
deathwatch28

If your a big aliens fan then its easy to ignore graphics from 2009. The sounds are spot on. Shooting a xeno has never been so much fun :)

tightwad34
tightwad34

Anyone out there in the U.K. played it? If so, can you tell me how it is? I want to know your opinions.

SonyRulzU
SonyRulzU

There's no accounting for taste. Thanks for being part of the problem. 

NeverMore0
NeverMore0

I know Ridley Scott's a Brit, but come on guys.

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

i heard that both Dead Space 3 and Aliens: CM are superb pieces of dog crap.

badiie05
badiie05

bahaha wow, really just....wow

Evil_Apai
Evil_Apai

rest in peace Alien, at least u beat Dead Space 3 once..

PortalJumper93
PortalJumper93

Theatricality and deception power agents to the crappy games. 

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

hope wiiU gets this soon :)

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

I'm going to pick up Aliens: Colonial Marines...when it's $10 in the bargin bin.

debryson
debryson

Why is Fifa still moving so many units? O_o

nuclearV2mssile
nuclearV2mssile

The only reason why it reached the top is probably due to the overwhelming amount of pre-order people did before the reviews came out.

ClaudiusCaesar
ClaudiusCaesar

If the Americans can buy more 360s than PS3, why the brits can't place Aliens: Colonial Marines on top. ;-)

Leignheart
Leignheart

@i_like_pie223 if your an objective person, not someone who thinks its cool to hate on everything, then you would have to admit there was definite fun to be had in this game if you are a fan of aliens. does this game have flaws? yes, did it take them too long to produce this game especially with all its flaws? yes, but I still do not regret buying this game because I do not want to see the aliens license go down the crapper.

GDI_SOLDIER_94
GDI_SOLDIER_94

@erix43 I hope you have enough intelligence in there somewhere to know that "Americans" are simply British rebels, right?

Leignheart
Leignheart

@erix43 I don't see what game sales have to do with bad teeth, btw, just saying don't take offense, you shouldn't make fun of people. some brit might get on here and feel really bad about themselves when they read your statement. its like making fun of overweight people, its wrong, and shouldn't be done. you have no idea what weight your words, no matter how idle, might have on someone. please think about these things people.

Curzad
Curzad

@neon1024 

I'm thinking The Last Of Us and Bioshock Infinite are pre-order worthy right now. Going to wait for player reviews before I buy anything else. 

erix43
erix43

@tightwad34 

You'd have more fun playing with your testicles. Chip chip! 

60fps
60fps

@XboxGuy1537 Just don't. I played the hell out of it trying to justify my purchase and I eventually came to accept that I took a loss.


Use that $10 on anything else but this.

erix43
erix43

@GDI_SOLDIER_94 @erix43 

You're right, but we evolved. Lol.. I love you guys, I was just giving ya a hard time, for personal comedic relief. 

erix43
erix43

@Leignheart @erix43 

Want me to call the Wah-mbulance? I was playing, don't be emo. I am part Mexican, so I get LOTS of jokes from friends and love hearing about stereotypes. Don't be a baby, I love you all.  

Leignheart
Leignheart

@Venatorcruiser @erix43 dude please read my statement to other guy, do you realize that if he is American or not, you just put down a whole country of people that have done you no wrong? I am an American, proud of it, and completely not fat, but remember, what if an American who is, reads your evil words? would you truly want to hurt that persons feelings, someone who is innocent of your evil? best to think about what we say before we say it, for there is no such thing as idle words and every word we say counts.

erix43
erix43

@Venatorcruiser 

Shut up, I don't care. I was messing around. Go get a hobby, I will too. 

tightwad34
tightwad34

@erix43 Nothing really beats that. But you do need to switch it up every once in a while.

GDI_SOLDIER_94
GDI_SOLDIER_94

@GDI_SOLDIER_94 Alright man no hard feelings, remember it's just hard to see whether something is malicious hate or just some fun online, as I'm sure you know.

erix43
erix43

@Owenp123 @erix43 @Venatorcruiser 

Tampons for men maybe? hehe.. Take a joke, stop being a baby. I made fun of a "stereotype." I love you dirty Brits.. Uh oh, I did it again.. 

erix43
erix43

@tightwad34 @erix43 

I rented it, to give it a chance. I was utterly disturbed by the amount of neglect this poor franchise suffered. I love this title, but they ruined it. It may be good for newcomers to the video game world. 

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

@wexorian @FlameBoyBen @RustedTruck650  actually, they are pretty accurate when it comes to scoring games. Whenever i say "gamespot is wrong, this game actually looks very nice so im going to prove them wrong" i end up saying "wow! this game truly is garbage"

tightwad34
tightwad34

@RustedTruck650 Football, or futbol is what it's called anywhere else but the U.S., and I think Canada too, but am not sure of that.