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Latest  Silent Hill  titles fail to ignite UK sales charts

Latest Silent Hill titles fail to ignite UK sales charts

April 2, 2012 | By Mike Rose

April 2, 2012 | By Mike Rose
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EA's FIFA Street topped the UK sales charts for the third week in a row, despite a second 44 percent drop in sales week-over-week, while both of the new Silent Hill games were nowhere to be found in the top 10 chart during their opening weekends.

For the week ended March 31, and according to data from tracking firm Chart-Track, FIFA Street has seen drops in sales the last two weeks since its release, yet it still managed to beat Mass Effect 3, which saw an increase in sales of 28 percent week-over-week.

With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 entering in its launch weekend at number three, EA now has six titles in the top 10, including the top three positions.

Last week's number two, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, dropped a couple of position due to a 52 percent drop in sales, while FIFA 12 dropped one place to number five, despite a 65 percent increase in sales.

Apart from Tiger Woods, the only other new entry into the top 10 this week was Namco Bandai's Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm Generations, which entered at number six.

The latest games in the Silent Hill series, Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Downpour, both launched at the weekend, but failed to reach the top 10, settling for positions 12 and 15 respectively.

Ridge Racer Unbounded also launched last week, but only managed to reach position 21 in the charts.

Below are Chart-Track's all-platforms sales charts, which include unit sales of all versions of a given title, and the individual platform charts, which treat individual SKUs separately.

UK All-Platforms Top 10

1. FIFA Street (EA)
2. Mass Effect 3 (EA)
3. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
4. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom)
5. FIFA 12 (EA)
6. Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm Generations (Namco Bandai)
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
8. Battlefield 3 (EA)
9. Mario & Sonic London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)
10. SSX (EA)

UK Individual Platforms Top 10

Chart-Track's individual formats top 10 chart was filled to the brim with each version of FIFA Street, Mass Effect 3, Tiger Woods, FIFA 12 and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City last week.

It's notable that Naruto Shippuden Ninja Storm Generations does not feature, while it is sitting pretty in the all-platforms top 10 -- the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game managed to reach positions 18 and 19 in this chart respectively.

1. FIFA Street (EA, Xbox 360)
2. Mass Effect 3 (EA, Xbox 360)
3. FIFA Street (EA, PS3)
4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
5. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, Xbox 360)
6. Mass Effect 3 (EA, PS3)
7. FIFA 12 (EA, Xbox 360)
8. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Capcom, PS3)
9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (EA)
10. FIFA 12 (EA, PS3)

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