UK Sales Charts: Killzone: Mercenary has the 5th Biggest Launch Week for a PS Vita Game, Saints Row IV Three-peats

September 9, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Not even a drop of 48% could keep Saints Row IV from finishing first in the UK for a third week in a row, which suggests that Saints Row IV debuted to huge numbers when it launched, or all the other new releases didn’t do very well.

Speaking of those new releases, Diablo III placed in third, Farming Simulator 2013 was 10th, and Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate was 35th, while Killzone: Mercenary started its run in eighth, marking the fifth biggest launch week ever for a PlayStation Vita title. Meanwhile, PayDay 2 rose 51% and finished in seventh, where Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn dropped a whopping 80% to place in 11th.

Here’s the top 19 selling games in the UK for the week ending September 7th:

  1. Saints Row IV
  2. Rome: Total War II
  3. Diablo III
  4. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  5. Disney Infinity
  6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  7. PayDay 2
  8. Killzone: Mercenary
  9. Rayman Legends
  10. Farming Simulator 2013
  11. Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  12. LEGO Lord of the Rings
  13. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  14. FIFA 13
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  16. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  17. Max Payne 3
  18. The Last of Us
  19. Madden NFL 25

Do you think there’s any chance Saints Row IV can hold off all the new releases this week and place first for a fourth week in a row? Let us know in the comments below.

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