Article written by Alex C.
Published on 29/11/2012 at 10:13 PM.
Battle Royale - a 9/10 from us, but that didn't translate into lots of sales on the high street.
We looked into why, but the truth is that it simply didn’t sell that well.
That was at retail, and one of the arguments was that the game was also available to buy on PlayStation Network and that the charts didn’t count digital downloads.
Well, we’ve got the top ten for the last week here, and although it’s just the chart and no sales numbers, we can say that the game ranked third.
The figures, from this week’s MCV, show FIFA 13 at the top, Hitman in second and Battle Royale in third. It’s impossible to gauge sales numbers from this, but regardless it sold more than Assassin’s Creed III, Resident Evil 6, Okami and Epic Mickey 2.
We should also say that the chart is for the whole of Europe, not just the UK. Encouraging, perhaps, but also note that those download figures also include the PlayStation Vita game which some may have bought instead of the PS3 and Vita bundle.
It may also include downloads for the Vita version for those that already bought the PlayStation 3 version – the chart’s not clear in what’s actually involved.