Duke Nukem Forever Tops UK Retail Sales Charts
Gearbox and 2K Games' Duke Nukem Forever finally launched last week, 14 years after it was originally announced, and took the top spot in the UK retail software sales charts.
It took Duke to finally dethrone Team Bondi and Rockstar Games' LA Noire, which was previously in the number one slot for three weeks since its release. The title saw a 54 percent decline in sales this week, but still managed to hold on to the number two spot.
For the week ended June 11, the charts saw two other new entries - Volition and THQ's Red Faction: Armageddon entering at number eight, and Sucker Punch and Sony's Infamous 2 at number four.
Elsewhere, Zumba Fitness held firm at number three, refusing to leave the top five since its release, while the likes of Dirt 3, Brink and Call of Duty: Black Ops dropped slightly but remained in the top 10.
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. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games)
2. LA Noire (Rockstar Games)
3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games)
4. Infamous 2 (SCE)
5. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Interactive)
6. Dirt 3 (Codemasters)
7. Brink (Bethesda)
8. Red Faction: Armageddon (THQ)
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
10. Portal 2 (EA)
UK Individual Platforms Top 10
Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of LA Noire took a hit this week in the UK individual platforms chart, dropping from their usual top slots to numbers five and six. The Xbox 360 version of Duke Nukem Forever took the top spot, with 56 percent of the sales, compared to the PS3's 30 percent and the PC's 14 percent.
Zumba Fitness sales only dropped 2 percent, retaining its number three position, while newcomer Infamous 2 had to settle for the number two position.
1. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games, Xbox 360)
2. Infamous 2 (SCE, PlayStation 3)
3. Zumba Fitness (505 Games, Wii)
4. Duke Nukem Forever (2K Games, PS3)
5. LA Noire (Rockstar Games, Xbox 360)
6. LA Noire (Rockstar Games, PS3)
7. Dirt 3 (Codemasters, Xbox 360)
8. Brink (Bethesda, Xbox 360)
9. Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo, Wii)
10. Red Faction: Armageddeon (THQ, Xbox 360)