UK Sales Charts: Tomb Raider Reboot Smashes Retail Records
Posted by Sammy Barker
Plunders plenty of wallets
It may only be March, but Tomb Raider is currently the game to beat. Crystal Dynamics’ well-received reboot safely secured the biggest launch of the year so far, outselling 2013's previous best, the awful Aliens: Colonial Marines, by more than double. It’s worth remembering, however, that the title released on a Tuesday as opposed to the ordinary Friday. Nevertheless, it set a new record for the franchise in the UK, beating out the first week sales of Tomb Raider: Legend by some margin.
Elsewhere in this week's UK sales charts, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 fought its way into third, while FIFA 13 dribbled into fifth. Last week’s frontrunner Crysis 3 slipped down into sixth, while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remained a nuisance in seventh. As always, you can peruse the full list of movers and shakers through here. Let us know about your latest purchases in the comments section below.