UK Chart: Rayman debuts sixth while Lost Planet 3 and Killer is Dead miss top 20

A busy week for new entries also sees Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn enter UK chart in third.

Volition's zany superpowered sandbox Saints Row IV has held the top of the UK charts for a second week running against a string of new releases, followed by Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Blacklist in second.

Relaunched MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is the week's highest new entry, debuting in third. The PlayStation 3 versions of the game took 63 percent of the sales.

Disney Infinity slipped one place to fourth, followed by Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition in fifth.

Ubisoft's Rayman Legends charted at six, boasting approximately a 20 percent increase in week one sales compared to predecessor Rayman Origins. The launch of Madden NFL 25 followed in seventh place.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II was eighth, Payday 2 ninth, and FIFA 13 tenth.

This week's other new releases failed to make the top 20: Capcom's Lost Planet 3 charted at 26, and Killer is Dead entered the charts at 28.

The Top 20 UK chart for the week ending August 31:

1. Saints Row IV
2. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist
3. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
4. Disney Infinity
5. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
6. Rayman Legends
7. Madden NFL 25
8. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
9. Payday 2
10. FIFA 13
11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
12. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
13. The Last of Us
14. Max Payne 3
15. LEGO The Lord of the Rings
16. Tomb Raider
17. Skylanders Giants
18. Assassin's Creed III
19. Grand Theft Auto IV
20. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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Hurvl
Hurvl

Disney Infinity is selling well in the UK, but we'll just waht happens when the new Skylanders game is released in October. Which potentially super expensive and popular game will take the throne? 

Skyrim is out of the top 20 :(, but GTA IV is still there :).

A lot of people are giving FF XIV another chance, despite the mess it was earlier. Perhaps they actually did solve most things, unlike other attempts by other companies.

Atombomb1981
Atombomb1981

Not many good games around to buy, so better stick will the older ones. Hope Max Payne 3 didn't make it to the top 20 just because I bought it through Amazon.co.uk 2 weeks ago :))

TraceSkipper
TraceSkipper

Killer Dead got a 6/10 average review, so I bought it knowing I love it.

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Splinter Cell Blacklist is doing quite though :DDDDDDD

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Tomb Raider is still alive!!!!! A really nice game :DDDDD

TLOU and Bioshock Infinite, two of the highest-rated this year, is nowhere to be found.

Class_Act998675
Class_Act998675

Meanwhile, Capcom is currently blaming fans for the poor sales of Lost Planet 3. 

kbaily
kbaily

Nice to see Rayman Legends doing well but I had no idea Lost Planet 3 was even out. Did that get even get promoted?

But still good for Rayman given Origins was slow out of gate but Ray's good sales give me hope that there is still a profitable future in wacky platforming games. Demo was awesome. Can't wait to get it.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Glad Saints row 4 is doing well. The game is awesome.

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

they should've just renamed lost planet to something else. not only is it different as the rest, it also sucked alot less

Deingerous
Deingerous

Before i Read the Article, in my head i said Fifa in the top ten.... There it is :), I Know my Country So Well. Anyway think Rayman Should be No.1 

moataz1993
moataz1993

Rayman legends is beautiful, delightful, cheerful, and gorgeous aaaand- i can't really describe the fun and the relief that i have by playing this game. Rayman legends is way better than anything else around. shooters, strategy, tactics, bla bla bla ..... if you want to relax and have a blast of fun, play it. oh boy, the castle Rock level is amazing i kept playing it over and over again, Genius.

AttackOfTheCat
AttackOfTheCat

Looks like they 'forgot' to mention that the Wii U sales of Rayman Legends accounted for nearly half of the copies of games sold (45%)

It nearly matched all other system sales combined! GS doesn't like Wii U articles that aren't all doom and gloom

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

I knew that Final Fantasy XIV would be in the charts, I heard it was sold out last weekend in my area

Vagnar
Vagnar

This is rare. No 3DS games in the top 10.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

Lost Plant 3 came out of nowhere and many people were unaware of its existence. It will likely lose Capcom a lot of money. It reminds me of Fuse, another games that was not only bad, but flew under the radar for many. You cannot sell these low tier games for full retail price and expect them to sell. As a $30 digital release they may have had more success. As for Killer is Dead... is anybody surprised by that? Again, Suda51s games don't exactly fit with the retail model anymore (perhaps they never did?) and would have sold better as a budget title. His games offer no replay value and are the equivalent of a fast food restaurant. Tastes good when you're hungry but leaves a bad taste in your mouth and is easily forgettable. Great to see Rayman Legends selling better than Origins. That is a certainly a game worth playing if it's even half as good as Origins. 

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

People in the UK play Madden? Really???

datkat
datkat

that's cuz rayman is the best game wii has.

anilakkus
anilakkus

Hey Rayman Legends out only on 30th August? that means only three days Not a full week? I think 6th place  nice for 3 days. But I agree some friends you must play this game best platformer ever. 

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Just got Rayman Legends on Xbox 360 because Rayman is wearing Sam Fisher gear but for the PS3/Wii U, versions they get Assassin s Creed Ezio gear which I'm tired of Ezio and the 360 version was a worthy buy. Saints Row 4 I no thanks and I will wait until it goes free on PS+ just like SR3 was free on PS+. 2 weeks GTA V will kill this Chart, mark my words.

GermanBomber
GermanBomber

Minecraft in the top 5?

Must be the famous British humor.

faizanhd
faizanhd

Rayman Legends is worthy of being NO. 1.

I'm hoping it gets a GOTY nomination at least if not GOTY.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@DARKKNIGHTPRABZ I wonder if it will Splinter the fans or if most will think that it exCells?

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Class_Act998675 It's at least better than blaming pirates or gaming sites with negative reviews or whatever. Y u no want our bad game?

Dresden05
Dresden05

@kbaily already played it its an amazing game.

great game styling, amazing character design and  a very good 10 minute game to quickly do a realm something i've been missing recently

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Renegade_Garrus The Swedish chart for week 31 (taken from Swedish PC Gamer) was The Sims 3 for places 1-6 and 8, while no. 7 was BF3 and 9 SimCity and finally 10 WoW: MoP. 

Yeah, I know, right? I'm soooo not representative of my country's gaming tastes.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Its really impressive, most specifically because this is the UK were talking about, who never really bought anything for the Wii U, this is really a surprise.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@Xristophoros It didnt come out of nowhere,it just always looked like shit and never captivated anybodys interest.

sugrim
sugrim

@JaxxRaxor no they dont they play foot ball through fifa. which is real foot ball i guess.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

@JaxxRaxor I'm just as shocked as you.... they're usually complaining about the name of that sport.

roman4545
roman4545

@EasyComeEasyGo should be interesting enough to see GTAV vs COD Ghost for the most software sale in the coming months.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

@faizanhd 

If it weren't for the Murphy missions it might have.

That's what happens when you try to force the use of a gimmick instead of thinking does it actually improve the experience.

19James89
19James89

@faizanhd We all know that it will be The Last of Us that gets that accolade with Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider being close behind. I do agree with you though.

sanchango
sanchango

@Sevenizz @Vagnar ^lol wat
Vagnar never mentioned the company's name, he was just saying it's rare that no 3DS games are in the top 10

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@G4m3r0uTL4wZ There was nothing in the way of marketing or media coverage leading up to its release is what I meant to say. But yea, I agree with you, nobody cared about it from the beginning. 

AttackOfTheCat
AttackOfTheCat

@amaneuvering @faizanhd Maybe less of a forced gimmick and more like trying for a bit more diversity.

I hope The Last of Us isn't GOTY - bit overrated. Guessing GTA5 will be a real contender tho

Hurvl
Hurvl

@AttackOfTheCat @amaneuvering @faizanhd The Last of Us will surely get Goty by someone, just as Bioshock: Infinite. It's not like there is only one Goty award, this isn't the Oscar's. I agree that Rayman deserves it for being so fun and playful, something many games neglect in favor of being "realistic".

AttackOfTheCat
AttackOfTheCat

@roman4545 @AttackOfTheCat No. I don't know yet. It could get the praise it deserves for being so ahead of the pack or could be mauled for being so disappointing.

Maybe it will, maybe not - Their track record is v. good tho