Total War: Rome 2 fails to conquer Saints Row 4 in UK charts

These are the days of the Saints Row empire. Despite a brave attempt by Total War: Rome 2, all roads still lead to Saints Row 4 in the UK charts, where Volition's game is now into its third week as Numero Uno. Not that it was a bad launch for Rome 2; the strategy sequel upped the previous Rome game's first week sales by 4,000 copies, and it managed to pip the console versions of Diablo 3 to second place. Get tu, Rome 2!

Okay, we're out of Roman references.

Lower down the order, we find two new releases in Vita game Killzone: Mercenary, which docks in eighth, and - oo-arrrr! - Farming Simulator 2013, which crops up in tenth. That unusual combination pushes Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn just out of the top ten, the PS3 and PC MMO coming in 11th.

Finally, if we peer right down the top 40 we just about find Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate - in 35th. At least Tecmo Koei can reflect on the updated fighter's debut in the knowledge the original shipped 580,000 units worldwide in its first month.

Oh, and get this: FIFA 13 isn't in the top ten! It's the first time in recorded history (or close enough) that FIFA 13 has been sighted as low as (gasp!) 14th. Truly, this is the silly season.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending September 7:
  1. Saints Row 4
  2. Total War: Rome 2
  3. Diablo 3
  4. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  5. Disney Infinity
  6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  7. Payday 2
  8. Killzone Mercenary
  9. Rayman Legends
  10. Farming Simulator 2013

This article was originally published on Joystiq.