UK Chart: Tomb Raider first, God of War: Ascension sells half of predecessor

Tomb Raider tops chart for second week running, while StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm launches in third place and SimCity drops down to fifth.


Tomb Raider has topped the UK chart for the second week in a row, with a 72 percent drop in sales from last week still enough to force Sony's God of War: Ascension into a second place finish.

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God of War: Ascension managed less than half of the week one sales than its predecessor God of War III did in 2010, though it's the second-biggest opening for a title in God of War series so far.

Blizzard's StarCraft II expansion Heart of the Swarm finished third, ahead of Namco Bandai's Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 in fourth. The original Sniper never managed a chart finish above eighth.

SimCity dropped to fifth place, ahead of FIFA 13 in sixth.

Far Cry 3 charted seventh, Crysis 3 eighth, Call of Duty: Black Ops II ninth, and The Sims 3: University Life in tenth.

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

1. Tomb Raider
2. God of War: Ascension
3. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
4. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
5. SimCity
6. FIFA 13
7. Far Cry 3
8. Crysis 3
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
10. The Sims 3: University Life
11. Assassin's Creed III
12. Hitman Absolution
13. Skylanders Giants
14. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
15. Dead Space 3
16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
17. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
18. Grand Theft Auto IV
19. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
20. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3

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