Dead Space 3, the third-person shooter and horror combination from developer Visceral Games and publisher Electronic Arts, is the new owner of the top position in the United Kingdom video game chart during its first week on sale.
The two companies are not saying exactly how many copies Dead Space 3 sold when compared to the previous two titles in the series, but capturing the number one position is always a good long-term sign for the big release.
Dead Space 3
introduces cooperative play to the series for the first time, in the person of John Carver, and there are also new human enemies to face using the weapons that gamers can create via the new crafting system.
FIFA 13, the football simulation from EA Sports, is once more in second place as buyers continue to find value in the superb experience that it offers.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the shooter from Treyarch and Activision, is on the last place of the podium once more, getting a significant return from the launch of the Revolution downloadable content pack, which introduces four new maps and a new weapon.
The next two positions in the United Kingdom chart are also unchanged with Far Cry 3 sitting in fourth place for Ubisoft, while the new High Definition re-release of the Hitman trilogy is in fifth, according to data compiled by UKIE sources
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch from Namco Bandai Games sees the biggest drop of the week by going from first place to sixth.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted, from Criterion and Electronic Arts, is in seventh once more and Just Dance 4 is also staying put in eight.
The new Hitman Absolution stands in ninth place again and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed from SEGA is the game that closes down the UK top ten.