UK charts: Aliens: Colonial Marines hits number one

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Aliens: Colonial Marines is the biggest selling new release of the year so far, claiming top spot in this week’s UK charts and defying a few critics in the process.

GfK ChartTrack data suggests it is the second highest week for an Aliens game after Aliens Vs Predator in early 2010.

Last week’s number one Dead Space 3 is down 57% in week-on-week sales, while FIFA 13 and Assassin’s Creed III are both up compared to last week’s charts, by 39% and 50% respectively.

The UK top 10 for the week ending February 16th according to GfK ChartTrack data is:

1. Aliens: Colonial Marines

2. Dead Space 3

3. FIFA 13

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

5. Far Cry 3

6. Assassin’s Creed III

7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted 

8. Just Dance 4

9. Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed

10. Halo 4