Max Payne 3, the third-person slow motion shooter from Rockstar and Take Two, has managed the rather impressive feat of beating Blizzard’s Diablo III, a hack and slash title that has a larger fan base, during their first week on sale in the United Kingdom.
Max Payne 3
and Diablo III have shared a long development process and met high expectations from their fan base. Yet it’s not a surprise to see both of them topping the video game chart for the week that ended on May 19.
Diablo III has still performed well, but it will be interesting to see whether the game can recover the top position in the coming weeks or whether other summer launches will further frustrate its number one ambitions.
FIFA Street, the trick and dribbling powered football simulation from EA Sports, has managed to take third spot in the United Kingdom chart, a solid performance for a downloadable only game.
Sniper Elite V2, the shooter from 505 Games and former number one is now in fourth place, followed by FIFA 12, another EA Sports title, which is also seeing a drop in position from third to fifth.
The Activision published and Radical Entertainment developed Prototype 2
has taken sixth this week, after occupying fourth during the previous seven-day period, just as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, also from Activision but created by Infinity Ward, has returned to the top ten at number seven.
Battlefield 3, the Electronic Arts published first-person shooter, is in eighth place, with Assassin’s Creed: Revelations from Ubisoft in ninth.
Mario & Sonic at the 2012 Olympic Games is the game that closes down the United Kingdom top ten.
Mass Effect 3, which has previously been in fifth place, is now outside the first ten positions, as are Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and Kinect Star Wars.