UK chart: Tomb Raider biggest launch of the year so far

Posted on Mar 11 2013 - 2:41pm by admin

Tomb Raider is the UK’s biggest launch of the year so far.

The reboot is in top spot, and, according to UK sales company Chart-Track, “comfortably” outsold 2013′s previous best, Sega’s Aliens: Colonial Marines, by more than double the week one sell-through.

Tomb Raider

In fact, this new Tomb Raider set a new record for the franchise in the UK. The previous best was Crystal Dynamics’ first game in the series, Tomb Raider: Legend, which in 2006 sold around half what the new Tomb Raider sold.

It should be noted though, that Tomb Raider (2013) is the first in the series to launch as an “event title”, that is, on Tuesday 5th March, and so had six days of sales to count towards its launch total. But, countering this, PC download sales are not included in Chart-Track’s data, so sales from Steam, for example, aren’t counted.

More records: the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Tomb Raider set new week one records as the fastest-selling individual formats of any Tomb Raider release so far. The previous record was held by Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, which released on PS2 in 2003.


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  1. Melissa April 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    360 looking bteter???!!! are you smoking some crack??!!! that’s all you have to say? this game is going to look awesome regardless of the version: PC,360 or PS3.By the way things are turning in the industry now a days, I’m seriously considering to get it on the PS3. developers are catching up with the system and they are taking advantage of its technical capacities. I’m not saying that the 360 is uncapable to produce an gorgeous looking game but let’s face it, it is technically Maxed out & lately it’s been outperformed.Also this goes to my PS3 buddies, why are you trying to compare it with Uncharted???? what’s wrong with you??!!!the Uncharted series has produce some of the best looking games of this generation but this genre started with Tomb Raider. why we have to downplay this great franchise and use it to talk smack?? are we smoking crack too????leave Lara alone!!! I like the way things are going for her!!!Hail to Lara Croft, Baby!!!!VN:F [1.9.17_1161](from 0 votes)

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