Max has beaten a lot of personal demons, but last week he took on the Diablo at retail and won. According to Chart-Track, Max Payne 3 outperformed the previous sequel (from 2003) nearly 10 to 1.

Chart-Track also noted the third installment in the Payne series bested Diablo 3 by only about 8,000 sales. With Max Payne 3 only available through disc-based sales and Diablo 3 available through digital distribution, it would be fair to guess Diablo actually sold more. That is, if you believe Diablo 3 sold over 8,000 units online in the UK last week.

The rest of the top ten are the usual suspects. So, pop some pain killers and shoot past the break for the UK top ten.


Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending May 19:
  1. Max Payne 3
  2. Diablo 3
  3. FIFA Street
  4. Sniper Elite V2
  5. FIFA 12
  6. Prototype 2
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  8. Battlefield 3
  9. Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  10. Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

This article was originally published on Joystiq.