UK Chart: Crysis 3 lands top, Aliens: Colonial Marines sales drop 84%

Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance finish in first and second place, but neither manages to beat Aliens: Colonial Marines' opening weekend.


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EA's Crysis 3 has taken pole position in the UK charts, firing an arrow into the chart dreams of the disappointing Aliens: Colonial Marines. Gearbox's first-person shooter saw an 84 percent drop in sales and finishes in fifth place.

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Konami's Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance lands in the second spot, with 5,500 sales separating first and second place.

It's the first week this year that there has been a new number one and number two in the charts. However, neither managed to shift as many copies in its opening weekend as Dead Space 3 or Aliens: Colonial Marines, which still holds the record for biggest-selling opening week of 2013.

Elsewhere, the ever-reliable FIFA 13 hangs around in third, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops II in fourth. Dead Space 3 is sixth, Far Cry 3 is seventh, Need for Speed: Most Wanted eighth, Assassin's Creed III ninth, and Hitman: Absolution tenth.

The Top 20 UK charts for the week ending February 23:

1. Crysis 3
2. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
3. FIFA 13
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
5. Aliens: Colonial Marines
6. Dead Space 3
7. Far Cry 3
8. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
9. Assassin's Creed III
10. Hitman: Absolution
11. Just Dance 4
12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed
14. Skylanders Giants
15. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
16. Halo 4
17. LEGO The Lord of the Rings
18. Grand Theft Auto IV
19. The Sims 3
20. Forza Motorsport 4

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