Tomb Raider Debuts at #1 on the UK Sales Charts, Becoming the Best Selling Launch of 2013

March 11, 2013Written by Jason Dunning

Warning: You may feel that all is right with the world after reading the next sentence.

After doing 1 million sales in under 48 hours worldwide, the UK sales charts for the week ending March 8th have been revealed, with Tomb Raider ‘comfortably’ dethroning the awesome Aliens: Colonial Marines as the biggest launch of 2013. Not content on just being the best this year, the Tomb Raider reboot across all systems also set a new record for the franchise, beating out previous best-seller, Tomb Raider: Legend.

Moving away from Tomb Raider, other new releases SimCity and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 finished 2nd and 3rd, with previous #1, Crysis 3, dropping 55% to sixth place.

Check out the top 20 selling games in the UK below:

  1. Tomb Raider
  2. SimCity
  3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
  4. The Sims 3: University Life
  5. FIFA 13
  6. Crysis 3
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops II

  8. Far Cry 3
  9. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  10. Skyrim
  11. Assassin’s Creed III
  12. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  13. Skylanders Giants
  14. Hitman: Absolution
  15. Aliens: Colonial Marines
  16. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  17. Halo 4
  18. Grand Theft Auto IV
  19. Dead Space 3
  20. Forza Horizon

Do you think God of War: Ascension is going to outsell Tomb Raider next week, even though it is only on one system? Let us know in the comments below.


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