UK CHARTS: Dead Island shuffles to No.1

Dead Island: Riptide defied the critics by becoming the UK’s best selling video game this week.

Despite some dodgy reviews, the game was comfortably the best seller, although it only managed half the sales of the original. The first game was a big hit for publisher Deep Silver following what proved to be an impressive PR campaign.

This semi-sequel has not done too badly (despite only managing half the sales) particularly considering current trading conditions. And with a distinct lack of new releases over the next four months, the title could well become a long-tail seller like its predecessor.

Elsewhere, Dragon’s Dogma gets a second stab at retail, with its expanded edition Dark Arisen. The game quite impressively reached No.3 in the charts. Meanwhile, Namco Bandai’s Star Trek tie-in makes No.4. It is the third best launch for a Star Trek game in its history, says Chart-Track.

There’s yet another new 3DS game in the Top Ten as well this week, with the 3DS version of LEGO City Undercover making it to No.8

Oh and one final release was Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut by Rising Star Games. The PS3 update sneaks into the Top 40 at No. 38.

1. Dead Island Riptide (Deep Silver)
2. Injustice Gods Among Us (Warner Bros)
3. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Capcom)
4. Star Trek (Namco Bandai)
5. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
6. BioShock: Infinite (2K Games)
7. FIFA 13 (EA)
8. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo)
9. Defiance (Trion Worlds)
10. Luigi’s Mansion 2 (Nintendo)
11. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
12. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
13. Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo)
14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
15. Sonic & All Stars RAcing Transformed (Sega)
16. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros)
17. Hitman Absolution (Square Enix)
18. Skylanders Giants (Activision)
19. Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)
20. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)

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