Aliens: Colonial Marines storms this week's UK charts

Aliens Colonial Marines storms this week's UK charts
Disaster or no, Aliens: Colonial Marines is still a big enough name to not only take top spot ahead of Dead Space 3 in the UK charts this week, but to become the country's biggest new release of 2013 so far - a stat perhaps scarier than anything in the game itself.

Dead Space 3 is in second place this week after a 57 percent drop in sales, while the traditional mid-term holiday bump - sales rose 39 percent overall from last week - sees Assassin's Creed 3 and Halo 4 re-enter the top ten at sixth and tenth respectively.

Ni no Kuni and DmC: Devil May Cry suffered big drops last week, and both continue their descents this time around. Ni no Kuni's third week in Europe sees it tumble to 25th, while after five weeks DmC almost leaves the top 40 altogether, coming in at 39th.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending February 16:
  1. Aliens: Colonial Marines
  2. Dead Space 3
  3. FIFA 13
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  5. Far Cry 3
  6. Assassin's Creed 3
  7. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  8. Just Dance 4
  9. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  10. Halo 4

This article was originally published on Joystiq.