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LA Noire becomes UK's fastest-selling new IP


Your friends list can probably corroborate: L.A. Noire is a hit. Chart-Track revealed today that Team Bondi's crime drama is the "fastest-selling new video game IP ever in the UK," and the 13th fastest-selling title during launch week for Xbox 360 (11th fastest on PS3). It'll be interesting to see if L.A. Noire does as well as Red Dead Redemption, which sucked the oxygen out of retail during its first few weeks.

Meanwhile, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean maintained second place, while Brink slipped from its top position last week to third. Zumba Fitness won't go home when the lights go out, slipping only six percent in sales and capturing a spot in fourth.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings premiered in fifth as the only other debut to break into the top 40 last week. The sequel outsold The Witcher's UK launch nearly three to one, according to Chart-Track -- remember that those figures don't include digital sales.

Investigate the rest of the UK top ten after the break.

Top 10 UK Software Sales (All Formats); week ending May 21:

  1. L.A. Noire
  2. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
  3. Brink
  4. Zumba Fitness
  5. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  6. Crysis 2
  7. Portal 2
  8. FIFA 11
  9. Mortal Kombat
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops

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