news\ May 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

Max Payne 3, Diablo 3 top the UK sales charts

Last week we saw the release of two blockbuster titles long past due.  Max Payne 3 and Diablo 3, the continuations of two iconic franchises, both released on Tuesday.  While both sold tremendously well, there can only be one winner in the UK all-formats charts.

That winner was Max Payne 3 which was Rockstar/Take 2's first number once since L.A. Noire released almost a year ago. It's the first Max Payne title to debut at number one, outperforming the launch week of Max Payne 2 by almost 10 to 1.  Max Payne 3 was also the first game in the series not to be developed by Remedy Entertainment.

Blizzard has nothing to be ashamed of with Diablo 3, however.  Despite finishing second, Diablo 3 became the 12th fastest selling PC game in the UK ever, selling more than either of the last two Football Manager titles.

According to GfK, "Max Payne 3 benefits from launching on both Xbox 360 and PS3 with 58% of sales going to Xbox 360 and 42% to PS3, although the gap between it and PC-only Diablo is only around 8,000 sales."

It should also be noted that these numbers don't take into account the sizable digital sales the Diablo 3 likely had via Blizzard's 

PC gaming is dead?  I think not.  Check out the top 10 titles for the week ending May 19th.

  1. Max Payne 3 (Rockstar)
  2. Diablo 3 (Blizzard)
  3. FIFA Street (EA)
  4. Sniper Elite V2 (505 Games)
  5. FIFA 12 (EA)
  6. Prototype 2 (Activision)
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)
  8. Battlefield 3 (EA)
  9. Assassin's Creed Revelations (Ubisoft)
  10. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sega)


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