FFXIII Tops UK Charts, Heavy Rain Steady At #4
Some contrasting reviews and a lower-than-expected average critical score won't stop the fans, especially in the UK.
According to Chart-Track, Final Fantasy XIII shot to the very top of the UK sales charts last week, immediately following its March 9 launch. It quickly supplanted EA's Battlefield: Bad Company 2, another excellent game that also debuted at #1 a week earlier. Other notable titles on the top ten list include Heavy Rain, the stellar PS3 exclusive that received glowing praise from critics and has continued to sell well after its February launch. Also, Aliens vs. Predator managed to crack the top 10 again, despite a lot of reviewers telling gamers to ignore the merely average production. Here's the list:
- 1. Final Fantasy XIII
- 2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- 3. Just Dance
- 4. Heavy Rain
- 5. Wii Fit Plus
- 6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
- 7. Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing
- 8. Aliens vs. Predator
- 9. Wii Sports Resort
- 10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
God of War III launches this week so you can expect yet another reshuffling of the top slots in just a few days time but for now, FFXIII is dominating. We don't necessarily disagree with the consumers, either; it's an awesome game and one well worth your time and money. But there will always be a vocal group that speaks out against its lack of a "Final Fantasy feel."
Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII
3/15/2010 10:54:50 AM Ben Dutka