In yet another quiet week as far as new releases are concerned, Dead Island: Riptide has managed to keep its position at the top of the UK charts despite a 55% drop in sales compared to last week. Given that this is now the third week that Riptide has been at number one, the game has actually managed to hold onto the title for one week longer than its predecessor, Dead Island, despite selling far fewer copies in the same time. The takeaway message, of course, is that position in the charts doesn't mean everything as far as success is concerned.
“Strong retailer rice promotions” have given Call of Duty: Black Ops II a 60% boost in sales and thus brought it back up to second place in the UK charts. two weeks after it dropped out of the top ten for the first time since the game launched back in November of last year. In third place, Tomb Raider is still going strong, with only 17% fewer sales than last week. Injustice: Gods Among Us, however, has lost a higher percentage of sales (36%) and has dropped from second to fourth place. FIFA 13 sits at number five, and will probably continue to consistently sell well until FIFA 14 comes out.
BioShock Infinite sells only 10% fewer copies than last week, and thus actually goes up a place to number six. Assassin's Creed III gets a 25% increase in sales thanks to a drop in price and rejoins the top ten at number seven. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (for 3DS) remains at number eight, and is the first title in the top ten that hasn't been at number one. The Walking Dead is technically a new entry, since it's sales of the new disc version that have placed it at number nine in these charts. And finally, Luigi's Mansion 2 rounds off the top ten.