UK Chart: Aliens Colonial Marines takes No.1 with biggest launch of 2013

But fails to match Aliens vs Predator's first week sales from back in 2010

Sega's Aliens: Colonial Marines has debuted at No.1 on the UK all formats chart.


The game recorded the biggest launch of the year to date and the second highest week one for an Alien franchise game behind Sega's own Aliens vs Predator, which also released on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC back in week seven of 2010.

In our Aliens: Colonial Marines review we described the Gearbox developed game as "a shooting gallery that fundamentally fails to understand what makes the Alien films so great."

Elsewhere on the chart, Dead Space 3 dropped to No.2 ahead of FIFA 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Far Cry 3.

GfK/Chart-Track Top 10 (previous week):

  1. Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega)
  2. Dead Space 3 (EA)
  3. FIFA 13 (EA)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision)
  5. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
  6. Assassin's Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
  7. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
  8. Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft)
  9. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)
  10. Halo 4 (Microsoft)