UK Chart: Dead Space 2 claims number one

EA's sci-fi horror sequel enters the chart at number one, with launch sales up 70 percent on the original.

Dead Space 2 took the top spot in this week's UK sales chart, nudging Little Big Planet 2 into second place and continuing the trend for a new number one in each week of 2011 so far. Launch sales for the sci-fi horror sequel were up 70 percent on that of the well-received original game, which entered the chart at number six back in October 2008.

With Dead Space 2 the only new game in the top 10, the rest of the chart is a reshuffle: Little Big Planet 2 fell to number two with a 48 percent drop in sales, while FIFA 11 rose to number three with a 21 percent increase. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, fourth in the chart and with sales up 18 percent, snuck in above Call of Duty: Black Ops, which slipped to five, despite an 11 percent sales increase.

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Top 10 Entertainment Software (All Prices) - Week Ending January 29, 2011:
1. Dead Space 2 (EA)

2. Little Big Planet 2 (Sony Computer Ent.)

3. FIFA 11 (EA)

4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

5. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

6. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft)

7. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (EA)

8. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo)

9. Art Academy (Nintendo)

10. Just Dance (Ubisoft)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C)2011 ELSPA Ltd for the week ending January 29, 2011.

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RECONJON
RECONJON

Dead Space 2 is the greatest survival horror game ever made.

brain56
brain56

I love you, Jane Douglas.

GiRiSh1982
GiRiSh1982

ISAAC CLARKE IS BACK AND IS ON TOP!!!

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Phatjam98 Posted Feb 1, 2011 5:20 am ET Yeah I'm not sure why the PS3 got the higher score, its the same game on all 3 systems and it rocks! I think this game should have gotten a 10 because I see no flaws in it and it scares the crap out of me from time to time! Man I love this game! I believe it's because on the PS3, it comes included with Dead Space Ignition, the old Wii on-rails game. As for the actual quality of the Dead Space 2 game, I haven't read anything that suggests the PS3 version is superior. This game is awesome, any Dead Space 1 fan(or survival horror fan) needs to go pick it up ASAP.

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

Yeah I'm not sure why the PS3 got the higher score, its the same game on all 3 systems and it rocks! I think this game should have gotten a 10 because I see no flaws in it and it scares the crap out of me from time to time! Man I love this game!

Phatjam98
Phatjam98

Dead Space 2 is so sick! I loved the first game and this one seems even better so far. I'm about 6 hours in and just had to turn it off and take a break for a bit. Great game to play at 1am with all the lights off. Talk about putting you on the edge of your seat and getting your heart racing!

Digital_DJ_00
Digital_DJ_00

I have no doubt in my mind that Dead Space 2 will be Feb. top game in the U.S. as well. I'm guessing somewhere around 600,000 - 750,000 by the end February.

lordkorosh
lordkorosh

DEAD SPACE 2,GOT WHAT IT DESERVE.

shansss123
shansss123

i wish there could've been something totally new but nevertheless g8 one

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Great bonus with the PS3 version for Dead Space 2. Chapter 10 was creepy. Oh and THAT necromorph..you know the one, similiar to Res 3. :) Kept me captivated throughout. Glad to actually see it doing well.

cometkd
cometkd

someone tell me why 99.99% of the time my video's are blurry? why is this?

wellrod
wellrod

PS3 sold more copies, guessing due to dead space extraction that came with it ^^

fantasyfacade
fantasyfacade

@benleslie5: Does it matter, the game is awesome. Nuff said! :P

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@sleepnsurf Not always, but there was an instance, I think it was a couple of years ago, when Ben 10 was in our UK top 10. I felt the shame.

New-Vegas-Fan
New-Vegas-Fan

Really not that surprised, i am pleased that this game has been met with such an embrace as the first one was basically unheard of in Scotland. @robtheguru Will there be a third game in the series ??

AzelKosMos
AzelKosMos

Playing DS 2 now. Great game so far.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@benleslie5 How does that even begin to matter in the slightest?

benleslie5
benleslie5

Which version of Dead Space 2 sold more? The 360 version or the PS3 version?

elozl
elozl

wow, i just got to play this game!! D:

skullflower
skullflower

@mordecaijr: I was fully expecting the game to be a solid 9/10, but it has actually surprised me with how good it has been. I managed to avoid most gameplay videos what with showing new enemy types and weapons, etc. So many things in the game have been a nice surprise. :D

lsw3638
lsw3638

...DS 1 SP is kind of classic and might feel better to many horror action fans... DS2 MP's intense and fun and all but never met great MP like COD 4,5... My question is when will the game that excell the COD 4?.... was my jokes and don't take it seriously...

dantefenix
dantefenix

i wanna buy DS2.......short of cash

mordecaijr
mordecaijr

@skullflower I'm only about two-thirds in, but it's slowly becoming a 9.5/10 from me. lol what do u mean slowly? it was always a 9.5 for me

Andy9Beans
Andy9Beans

@heidious_heid There are loads of different games charts, just like there are loads of different music charts. GAME use a qualitative chart which takes into account sales but is manually adjusted to better market new releases. The chart above is quantitative, i.e. just based on sales, as stated in GFK Chart Track's methodology.

margimargi17
margimargi17

how much unit Dead Space 2 sold on world wide?

SeraphimDK
SeraphimDK

need to pick up my copy of Dead Space 2 pronto!

skullflower
skullflower

Good! I'm glad it has reached number 1, it thoroughly deserves it. I loved the first game, and the sequel has been an absolute pleasure to play - I'm only about two-thirds in, but it's slowly becoming a 9.5/10 from me.

alexweile
alexweile

Did LBP2 seriously had a such big drop??

gillri
gillri

@Shelledfade1 what!? Dead Space 2 is AMAZING!!!!!!

DeadSarow
DeadSarow

Dead Space 2 definitely deserves to be top on this list, and it definitely deserves a higher review score.

robtheguru
robtheguru

Dead Space 2 is absolutely amazing. Already looking forward to the 3rd!

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

I guess people in the UK like crap games ;)

heidious_heid
heidious_heid

The Top 10 doesn't actually mean anything. When I worked at GAME the charts used to get updated on the Thursday - the day before new releases came out. And generally whatever was the most hyped up game of that week was what went to no.1...even though the game had yet to go on sale... Dead Space 2 will be knocked off the top spot within a fortnight by the next flavour of the week...

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Some mighty fine games up there... well, apart from the Wii stuff. I'm sorry, I know that sounds very anti-Ninty but seriosuly, Art Academy and Just Dance. Hmmm.

ICE_PREDATOR
ICE_PREDATOR

dead space 2 deserved this. I mean great optimization and all. This one can actually scare you. Epic game.

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

I mean.. its not like it had any competition anyway just look at the games in the list they all suck rofl..

brian_13un
brian_13un

Wow Congratulations Dead Space 2 you Deserve it..