Tomb Raider, the new Lara Croft adventure from developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix, is the leader of the United Kingdom video game chart for March 9, managing to sell better than another new release, SimCity.
The new Tomb Raider title has been widely praised by the critics and fans for the way it re-imagines the Lara Croft character and shows how she evolves from a scared little girl towards a veteran adventurer.
The gameplay mixes straight up exploration with intensive confrontations with humans and a lot of characters development.
SimCity, from developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts, also performed well according to the data offered by UKIE, managing to get second place in the chart despite the fact that it was only launched on the PC, while Tomb Raider also appeared on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
A third new entry, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 from Namco Bandai, is the title that completes the United Kingdom podium.
The University Life expansion for The Sims 3, another Electronic Arts game, is in fourth place, showing that the old title still had a wide appeal and FIFA 13, the football simulation, is in fifth despite the fact that it was launched about six months ago.
Crysis 3, the number one of last week, has seen a dramatic drop and has reached sixth place in the United Kingdom, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which still does well because of the launch of the Revolution DLC.
Far Cry 3 is in eight place, down from fifth, while Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance drops six places this week.
The United Kingdom top ten video game chart is closed down by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a game that was launched during 2011.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Assassin’s Creed III are now out of the top ten.