Resident Evil 5 Hits #1 in UK, Fastest Selling Game in Franchise History


Resident Evil 5 has made a strong debut at number 1 on the UK top 40 software charts, becoming the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history, and Capcom’s biggest launch to date.

About 4 million units shipped for launch, following about 4 million downloads of the demo, according to Gamasutra.

In the ever-shifting top-10 during an exciting month for game software, Wii Fit and Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. gained a rank, despite decreased sales of14% and 19%, respectively.

Last week’s leader, Empire: Total War, has fallen to number 8. Recently launched Killzone 2 dropped from number 2 to number 5, as well as Ensemble Studios’ final offering, Halo Wars, which dropped from 5th to 9th place.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals Confrontation debuted at number 11, while newcomer Street Fighter IV has fallen from 7th to 13th place in software sales for the week ending March 14th, 2009. Sonic Team’s latest project, Sonic and the Black Knight, debuts at number 30.

01. Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)
02. Wii Fit (Nintendo)
03. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (Ubisoft (Romania))
04. Professor Layton And The Curious Village (Level 5)
05. Killzone 2 (Guerrilla Games)
06. Fifa 09 (EA Canada)
07. Call Of Duty: World At War (Treyarch)
08. Empire: Total War (Creative Assembly)
09. Halo Wars (Ensemble Studios)
10. Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Games (Sega)

11. Socom: Us Navy Seals Confrontation (Slant Six Games)
12. Ben 10: Alien Force (1st Playable)
13. Street Fighter Iv (Capcom)
14. Mario Power Tennis (Camelot)
15. Wii Play (Nintendo)
16. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force (1st Playable)
17. Disney's Bolt (Altron)
18. Grand Theft Auto Iv (Rockstar North)
19. Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (Backbone)
20. My Fitness Coach (Respondesign)

21. Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (Nintendo)
22. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Neversoft)
23. Need For Speed: Undercover (EA Black Box)
24. Lego Indiana Jones: Original Adventures (Traveller's Tales)
25. Carnival: Funfair Games (Cat Daddy)
26. Mystery Case Files: Millionheir (Big Fish Games)
27. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward)
28. The House Of The Dead: Overkill (Headstrong Games)
29. Puzzler Collection (Route 1 Games)
30. Sonic And The Black Knight (Sonic Team)

31. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo)
32. Tomb Raider: Underworld (Crystal Dynamics)
33. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (Konami Digital Entertainment)
34. Football Manager 2009 (Sports Interactive)
35. F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin (Monolith)
36. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Traveller's Tales)
37. Halo 3 (Bungie)
38. Lego Batman: The Videogame (Traveller's Tales)
39. Silent Hill: Homecoming (Double Helix)
40. Mario Kart Ds (Nintendo)

Editor's Note: copy written by Matt


1 comment:

PL said...

Note - story originally posted by Matt.

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