Crysis 3 prevailed over Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance in the battle of the tightly-suited killing machines, taking top spot by a mere 5,500 copies in this week's UK charts. It's the first week of the year to see two major releases go head to head, and while Crysis 3 had PC sales in its corner, digital purchases don't count towards Chart-Track's data.

Unsurprisingly given the series' roots, the PS3 was the lead platform for MGR: Revengeance, coming in at 61 percent. Xbox 360 sales dominated Crysis 3's retail performance with 57 percent of the share.

Dead Space 3 made it three weeks in the top ten, dropping to sixth, while last week's leader, Aliens: Colonial Marines, pipped the space horror to fifth place. Meanwhile, early 2013 chart successes Ni no Kuni and DmC: Devil May Cry left the top 40 altogether.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending February 23:
  1. Crysis 3
  2. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  3. FIFA 13
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  5. Aliens: Colonial Marines
  6. Dead Space 3
  7. Far Cry 3
  8. Need for Speed Most Wanted
  9. Assassin's Creed 3
  10. Hitman Absolution

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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