Dead Space 3 boldly went where the previous Dead Space had gone before: No. 1 in the UK all-formats charts. We know, shock horror (ho ho ho), but more interesting is that the third main entry in the series scored 26.6 percent less UK launch sales than its predecessor. 65 percent of those sales were for the Xbox 360 version, 31 percent for PS3, and 4 percent for PC (although that discounts digital purchases).

Last week's leader, Ni no Kuni, dropped to sixth following a 63 percent dip in sales. More alarmingly, after just four weeks DmC: Devil May Cry slumped all the way down to 25th. That's concerning considering how quiet 2013's been in terms of major releases so far.

As for the rest of this week's ten best-sellers, there's been barely any movement. The remaining standouts are Hitman: HD Trilogy, which held steady in fifth place, and Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which entered the top ten for the first time on the back of the newly released 3DS version.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending February 9:
  1. Dead Space 3
  2. FIFA 13
  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  4. Far Cry 3
  5. Hitman: HD Trilogy
  6. Ni no Kuni
  7. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  8. Just Dance 4
  9. Hitman Absolution
  10. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

This article was originally published on Joystiq.